- (plural only) A disease of young poultry and other birds, caused by a parasitic nematode worm in the windpipe.
"The gapes has gotten to many of the birds."
- (plural only) A fit of yawning.
"The gapes is contagious: when one person gets the gapes, pretty soon you've got a roomful of gapers."
- plural of gape
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of gape