Definitions for mouthmaʊθ; maʊð

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mouth*maʊθ; maʊð(n.; v.)(pl.)mouths

  1. the opening through which an animal takes in food.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. a person or animal dependent on someone for sustenance:

    another mouth to feed.

  3. the oral opening or cavity considered as the source of vocal utterance.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. utterance or expression:

    to give mouth to one's thoughts.

  5. talk, esp. loud, empty, or boastful talk.

  6. disrespectful talk or language.

  7. a grimace made with the lips.

  8. an opening leading out of or into any cavity or hollow place or thing.

  9. the outfall at the lower end of a river or stream, where flowing water is discharged, as into a larger body of water.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  10. the opening between the jaws of a vise or the like.

  11. the lateral hole of an organ pipe.

    Category: Music and Dance

  12. the lateral blowhole of a flute.

    Category: Music and Dance

  13. (v.t.)to utter in a sonorous or pompous manner, or with excessive mouth movements.

  14. to form (a word, sound, etc.) silently or indistinctly in one's mouth.

  15. to put or take into the mouth, as food.

  16. to press, rub, or chew at with the mouth or lips.

  17. (v.i.)to speak sonorously and oratorically, or with excessive mouth movement.

  18. to grimace with the lips.

  19. mouth off, Slang. to talk back; sass. to express one's opinions in a forceful or uninhibited manner.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage), Verb Phrase

Idioms for mouth:

  1. down in or at the mouth, dejected.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

* (moutz).

Origin of mouth:

bef. 900; ME; OE mūth; c. OFris, OS mūth, mund, OHG munt, ON munnr, mūthr, Go munths


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris(noun)

    the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

    "he stuffed his mouth with candy"

  2. mouth(noun)

    the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening

    "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"

  3. mouth(noun)

    an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)

    "he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"

  4. mouth(noun)

    the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water

    "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"

  5. mouth(noun)

    a person conceived as a consumer of food

    "he has four mouths to feed"

  6. mouthpiece, mouth(noun)

    a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

  7. sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth(noun)

    an impudent or insolent rejoinder

    "don't give me any of your sass"

  8. mouth(verb)

    the opening of a jar or bottle

    "the jar had a wide mouth"

  9. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise(verb)

    express in speech

    "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

  10. mouth(verb)

    articulate silently; form words with the lips only

    "She mouthed a swear word"

  11. mouth(verb)

    touch with the mouth

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mouth(noun)ʊθ; v. maʊð

    the part of your face that has your tongue and teeth in it

    What does the dog have in his mouth?; His mouth fell open in surprise.

  2. mouthʊθ; v. maʊð

    to say sth

    You opened your mouth and ruined the secret, didn't you!

  3. mouthʊθ; v. maʊð

    the place a river meets the ocean

    strong currents at the mouth of the river

  4. mouthʊθ; v. maʊð

    the way into a cave, tunnel, etc.

    the mouth of the cave/tunnel


  1. mouth(Noun)

    The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.

    "Open your mouth and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.

  2. mouth(Noun)

    The end of a river out of which water flows.

    The mouth of the river is a good place to go birdwatching in spring and autumn.

  3. mouth(Noun)

    An outlet, aperture or orifice.

    The mouth of a cave

  4. mouth(Noun)

    A loud or overly talkative person.

    My kid sister is a real mouth; she never shuts up.

  5. mouth(Verb)

    To speak about something.

    He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.

  6. mouth(Verb)

    To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.

    The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.

  7. mouth(Verb)

    To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.

    The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mouth(noun)

    the opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips and the pharynx; the buccal cavity

  2. Mouth(noun)

    an opening affording entrance or exit; orifice; aperture;

  3. Mouth(noun)

    the opening of a vessel by which it is filled or emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc

  4. Mouth(noun)

    the opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit, well, or den

  5. Mouth(noun)

    the opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it is discharged

  6. Mouth(noun)

    the opening through which the waters of a river or any stream are discharged

  7. Mouth(noun)

    the entrance into a harbor

  8. Mouth(noun)

    the crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal

  9. Mouth(noun)

    a principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a mouthpiece

  10. Mouth(noun)

    cry; voice

  11. Mouth(noun)

    speech; language; testimony

  12. Mouth(noun)

    a wry face; a grimace; a mow

  13. Mouth(verb)

    to take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour

  14. Mouth(verb)

    to utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner

  15. Mouth(verb)

    to form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub

  16. Mouth(verb)

    to make mouths at

  17. Mouth(verb)

    to speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant

  18. Mouth(verb)

    to put mouth to mouth; to kiss

  19. Mouth(verb)

    to make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mouth

    The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mouth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1088

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mouth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1451

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mouth' in Nouns Frequency: #453

Translations for mouth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the opening in the head by which a human or animal eats and speaks or makes noises

What has the baby got in its mouth?

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