English noun: yawn
|1.||yawn (act) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom|
|Samples||He could not suppress a yawn.|
The yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop.
He apologized for his oscitancy.
|Synonyms||oscitance, oscitancy, yawning|
|Broader (hypernym)||inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex|
English verb: yawn
|1.||yawn (body) utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired|
|Samples||The child yawned during the long performance.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath|
|2.||yawn (stative) be wide open|
|Samples||The deep gaping canyon.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|