the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
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"
yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away(verb)
talk incessantly and tiresomely
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"
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"
To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.
One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
The part of the face below the mouth.
His jaw dropped in amazement.
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.
A notch or opening.
A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.
the jaw of a railway-car pedestal.
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.
The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
Impudent or abusive talk.
To assail or abuse by scolding.
To scold; to clamor.
To talk; to converse.
(of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.
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).
one of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth
hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering
in the plural, the mouth
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
a notch or opening
a notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard
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
the inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast
impudent or abusive talk
to scold; to clamor
to assail or abuse by scolding
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jaw, n. the bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set: the mouth: anything like a jaw: (slang) talkativeness, scolding.—v.i. (slang) to scold.—ns. Jaw′bone, the bone of the jaw, in which the teeth are set; Jaw′-break′er (slang), a word hard to pronounce.—adj. Jawed, having jaws: denoting the appearance of the jaws, as lantern-jawed.—n. Jaw′fall, a falling of the jaw: (fig.) depression of spirits.—adj. Jaw′-fall′en, depressed in spirits: dejected.—ns. Jaw′-foot, a foot-jaw, maxilliped; Jaw′-lē′ver, an instrument for opening the mouth of a horse or cow to admit medicine; Jaw′-tooth, one of the double teeth, a grinder or molar.—Break-jaw word, a very long word, or one hard to pronounce; Hold one's jaw, to cease from talking or scolding. [Old spelling chaw, akin to chew.]
jaw, v.t. (Scot.) to pour out, throw out: splash.—ns. Jaw′-box, Jaw′-hole, a sink.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'jaw' in Nouns Frequency: #2054
The numerical value of jaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of jaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It'll make your jaw drop.
Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.
My jaw dropped. It was absolutely stunning.
Presumably, the jaw is in a middle of the river somewhere in Siberia.
Usenet isn't a right. It's a right, a left, and a swift uppercut to the jaw.
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- mandíbulaCatalan, Valencian
- Kiefer, Unterkiefer, Kinnbacke, OberkieferGerman
- lõualuu, lõugEstonian
- فک, آروارهPersian
- leuka, leukaluuFinnish
- mâchoire supérieure, mâchoire inférieure, mâchoireFrench
- giallScottish Gaelic
- mandibola, ganasciaItalian
- ថ្គាម, ឆ្អឹងថ្គាមKhmer
- челуст, вилицаMacedonian
- ayaatsʼiinNavajo, Navaho
- szczęka, czeluśćPolish
- mandibule, mandibulă, falcă, maxilarRomanian
- čeljust, vilica, вилица, чељустSerbo-Croatian
- eňek, äňTurkmen
- hàm, xương hàm, quai hàmVietnamese
- löpamaxül, donamaxül, maxülVolapük
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