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agape

adjective or adverb \ ə-ˈgāp also -ˈgap \

Definition of agape

1 :wide open :gaping
  • with mouth agape
2 :being in a state of wonder
  • stood agape before the gothic cathedral

First Known Use of agape

1667

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agape

noun aga·pe \ ä-ˈgä-(ˌ)pā , ˈä-gə-ˌpā \

Definition of agape

2 :love 4a

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Origin and Etymology of agape

Late Latin, from Greek agapē, literally, love


AGAPE Defined for English Language Learners

agape

adjective

Definition of agape for English Language Learners

  • : having the mouth open because of wonder, surprise, or shock


AGAPE Defined for Kids

agape

adjective \ ə-ˈgāp \

Definition of agape for Students

:having the mouth open in wonder, surprise, or shock
  • He stood there with mouth agape.


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