What does mouth mean?

Definitions for mouth
maʊθ; maʊðmouth

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mouth.

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


  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

  20. Origin: [OE. mouth, mu, AS. m; akin to D. mond, OS. m, G. mund, Icel. mur, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. muns, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth, muzzle, G. maul, OHG. mla, Icel. mli, and Skr. mukha mouth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mouth

    mowth, n. the opening in the head of an animal by which it eats and utters sound: opening or entrance, as of a bottle, river, &c.: the instrument of speaking: a speaker: cry, voice, utterance: taste or flavour in the mouth: a wry face, a grimace:—pl. Mouths (mowthz).—ns. Mouth′-friend (Shak.), one who only professes friendship: Mouth′ful, as much as fills the mouth: a small quantity:—pl. Mouth′fuls; Mouth′-hon′our (Shak.), honour or civility insincerely expressed.—adjs. Mouth′less, without a mouth; Mouth′-made (Shak.), expressed by the mouth, insincere.—n. Mouth′piece, the piece of a musical instrument, or tobacco-pipe, held in the mouth: one who speaks for others.—By word of mouth, by means of spoken words; Down in the mouth, out of spirits: despondent; From hand to mouth (see Hand); Have one's heart in one's mouth (see Heart); Make a mouth, or mouths, to distort the face in mockery, to pout; Make the mouth water (see Water); Stop the mouth, to cause to be silent. [A.S. múth; Ger. mund, Dut. mond.]

  2. Mouth

    mowth, v.t. to utter with a voice over loud or swelling.—adjs. Mouth′able, sounding well; Mouthed, having a mouth.—ns. Mouth′er, an affected speaker; Mouth′ing, rant.—adj. Mouth′y, ranting, affected.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mouth

    [the Anglo-Saxon muda]. The embouchure opening of a port or outlet of a river, as Yarmouth, Tynemouth, Exmouth, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mouth

    See Muzzle.

  2. mouth

    The outer opening of an embrasure.

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

How to pronounce mouth?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mouth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mouth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mouth in a Sentence

  1. The Jan. 3 attack:

    Let’s piss in his mouth.

  2. Cindy Hounsell:

    They are living hand to mouth.

  3. Unknown:

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  4. Anonymous:

    A closed mouth gathers no feet.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    A closed mouth catches no flies.

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