Definitions for jawdʒɔ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jawdʒɔ(n.)

  1. either of two tooth-bearing bones or bony structures, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the vertebrate mouth.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the part of the face covering these bones.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws in shape or in power to grasp or hold.

  4. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something or that attach to or mesh with similar parts.

    Category: Machinery

  5. Slang. an idle chat.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.i.)Slang. to chat; gossip.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of jaw:

1325–75; ME jawe, jowe < OF joue; orig. uncert.

jaw′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jaw(noun)

    the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

  2. jaw(noun)

    the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

  3. jaw(verb)

    holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

  4. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit(verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

  5. yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away(verb)

    talk incessantly and tiresomely

  6. chew, masticate, manducate, jaw(verb)

    chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

    "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"

  7. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jaw(noun)ʤˈɔ

    the bones that form the mouth and hold the teeth

    the shark's jaws; his lower jaw was broken

  2. jawʤˈɔ

    the lower part of sb's face

    a family with strong jaws

Wiktionary

  1. jaw(Noun)

    One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

  2. jaw(Noun)

    The part of the face below the mouth.

    His jaw dropped in amazement.

  3. jaw(Noun)

    Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.

    the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

  4. jaw(Noun)

    A notch or opening.

  5. jaw(Noun)

    A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.

    the jaw of a railway-car pedestal.

  6. jaw(Noun)

    One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.

    the jaws of a vise; the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.

  7. jaw(Noun)

    The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

  8. jaw(Noun)

    Impudent or abusive talk.

  9. jaw(Noun)

    Axle guard.

  10. jaw(Verb)

    To assail or abuse by scolding.

  11. jaw(Verb)

    To scold; to clamor.

  12. jaw(Verb)

    To talk; to converse.

  13. jaw(Verb)

    (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.

  14. Origin: From jawe, jowe, geowe, alteration of (in early Modern English chawe, chaw), from kawōn (compare Middle Dutch kauwe, kouwe, German dialect Käu ‘jaw, donkey jowl’), gradation-variant of (compare Old English cian (pl.) ‘gills’, West Frisian kiuw ‘gill’, Dutch kieuw ‘gill’), noun from kewwanan (compare English chew). More at chew. Alteration probably influenced by jolle, chaul, which it replaced (see jowl).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jaw(noun)

    one of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth

  2. Jaw(noun)

    hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering

  3. Jaw(noun)

    in the plural, the mouth

  4. Jaw(noun)

    fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death

  5. Jaw(noun)

    a notch or opening

  6. Jaw(noun)

    a notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard

  7. Jaw(noun)

    one of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine

  8. Jaw(noun)

    the inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast

  9. Jaw(noun)

    impudent or abusive talk

  10. Jaw(verb)

    to scold; to clamor

  11. Jaw(verb)

    to assail or abuse by scolding

Freebase

  1. Jaw

    The jaw is any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food. The term jaws is also broadly applied to the whole of the structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Jaw

    Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jaw' in Nouns Frequency: #2054


Translations for jaw

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jaw(noun)

either of the two bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set

the upper/lower jaw; His jaw was broken in the fight.

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