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

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Mouth

    In animal anatomy, the mouth, also known as the oral cavity, buccal cavity, or in Latin cavum oris, is the opening through which many animals take in food and issue vocal sounds. It is also the cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the pharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue and teeth. This cavity is also known as the buccal cavity, from the Latin bucca ("cheek").Some animal phyla, including vertebrates, have a complete digestive system, with a mouth at one end and an anus at the other. Which end forms first in ontogeny is a criterion used to classify animals into protostomes and deuterostomes.

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Mouth(noun)

    an opening affording entrance or exit; orifice; aperture;

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Mouth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Mouth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Mouth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Mouth(noun)

    the entrance into a harbor

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Mouth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Mouth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Mouth(noun)

    cry; voice

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Mouth(noun)

    speech; language; testimony

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Mouth(noun)

    a wry face; a grimace; a mow

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Mouth(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Mouth(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  15. Mouth(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  16. Mouth(verb)

    to make mouths at

    Etymology: [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.]

  17. Mouth(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  18. Mouth(verb)

    to put mouth to mouth; to kiss

    Etymology: [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.]

  19. Mouth(verb)

    to make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. mouth

    An area on the human face or face of an animal where we put the food we eat and what we drink.

    The mouth is such an amazing shape, size and purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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. Epictetus:

    We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

  2. Steve Bucci:

    We don’t know that he was any more of a threat in 2013 and 2014 than anyone else shooting off their mouth, back then he was deemed insignificant enough to fall below the other threats with which the FBI was contending. They have to triage the work since they have limited assets. They clearly guessed wrong.

  3. Sandra Muller:

    I felt oppressed, i am strong, I have a big mouth, but economically, I needed Eric Brion, Eric Brion was powerful.

  4. Kathleen King:

    If I'm celebrating, I can have a couple of cookies, but if I'm sad, I want 10 cookies, while the cookie is in your mouth, that moment is happiness -- and then it's gone, and you're sad again, and you have another one.

  5. Seu Luiz:

    Anybody who's been in the leopard's mouth is real happy right here.

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