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yawned, past tense; yawned, past participle; yawns, 3rd person singular present; yawning, present participle;
  1. Involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom
    • - he began yawning and looking at his watch
  2. Be wide open
    • - a yawning chasm
  1. A reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom

  2. A thing that is considered boring or tedious
    • - the awards show was a four-hour yawn

  1. an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
  2. utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance"
  3. gape: be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
  4. (yawning) gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"
  5. (yawning) with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation"
  6. A yawn (from the Middle English yanen, an alteration of yonen or yenen, which in turn comes from the Old English geonian), is a reflex of simultaneous inhalation of air and stretching of the eardrums, followed by exhalation of breath. ...
  7. (Yawning (fish)) The yawning, Poromitra oscitans, is a fish of the family Melamphaidae, found in tropical and subtropical waters of the indo-Pacific region.
  8. The action of yawning; opening the mouth widely and taking a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired; A particularly boring event; To open the mouth widely and take a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired and sometimes accompanied by pandiculation; To present an ...
  9. (yawning) The action of the verb yawn; That yawns or yawn; Wide open
  10. (Yawning) Parrots yawn both for physiological reasons and as a comfort behavior.
  11. (Yawning) If you yawn in your dreams, you will search in vain for health and contentment. To see others yawning, foretells that you will see some of your friends in a miserable state. Sickness will prevent them from their usual labors.
  12. (YAWNING) Arabic tasawuh. From the Traditions it appears yawning is regarded as an evil; for Abu Hurairah relates that Muhammad said, "God loves sneezing and hates yawning. As for yawning, it is of the devil. Therefore, if any of you yawn, let him suppress it as much as possible. ...
  13. (YAWNING) When 'Tiels yawn, it looks just like when we do it, no neck stretched or anything.
  14. (Yawning) A generally involuntary long deep breath that can be used as an induction technique.
  15. (Yawning) What you spend all day doing after being up til 4 a.m. blogging.
  16. (Yawning) is a long deep inspiration followed by a shorter expiration, the mouth, fauces and glottis being kept open in a characteristic fashion. It is involuntary, but may be imitated.
  17. (YAWNs) The new elite: Young And Weathy but Normal. They’re in their 30s and 40s and notable for being dull. YAWNs are millionaires (and a few billionaires), who live modestly and tend to spend their money on philanthropy.
  18. The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
  19. Noun. Something that is very boring. E.g."Amanda's boyfriend is obsessed with football, he's such a yawn." {Informal}
  20. Accenture describes its own smart-building solution as one that “leverages an existing building’s systems information infrastructure to enable energy and operational savings through continuous, data-driven analytics and remote implementation.”
  21. An actor in a play portraying Prince Morty's father prepares to sleep, "'Tis deeply sworn. Sweet, leave me here this day, my spirits grow dull, I'm gonna hit the hay." (Tragedy of Morty, Prince of Denmarke 3 (1984))
  22. Yawning is a normal physiological process that we all do. Excessive yawning can be a sign of disturbed sleep however and this can be due to snoring. If you or your partner snore – why not visit The Dental Clinic so that we can investigate further and look at a range of treatments that can help.
  23. signalling sleepiness, fatigue, boredom or just to annoy/unnerve the teacher. Charlene's favourite injecture to a teacher's lesson.
  24. An honest opinion openly expressed
  25. A species of seagoing plant.