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 orisnoun

    the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

    "he stuffed his mouth with candy"

  2. mouthnoun

    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. mouthnoun

    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. mouthnoun

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

    "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"

  5. mouthnoun

    a person conceived as a consumer of food

    "he has four mouths to feed"

  6. mouthpiece, mouthnoun

    a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

  7. sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouthnoun

    an impudent or insolent rejoinder

    "don't give me any of your sass"

  8. mouthverb

    the opening of a jar or bottle

    "the jar had a wide mouth"

  9. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseverb

    express in speech

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

  10. mouthverb

    articulate silently; form words with the lips only

    "She mouthed a swear word"

  11. mouthverb

    touch with the mouth

Wiktionary

  1. mouthnoun

    The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.

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

  2. mouthnoun

    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. mouthnoun

    An outlet, aperture or orifice.

    The mouth of a cave

  4. mouthnoun

    A loud or overly talkative person.

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

  5. mouthverb

    To speak about something.

    He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.

  6. mouthverb

    To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.

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

  7. mouthverb

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthnoun

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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. Mouthverb

    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 food we eat and what we drink.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Mouth

    the anterior opening into the alimentary canal, where the feeding structures are situated and in which the food is prepared for ingestion.

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. Chinese Proverb:

    A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.

  2. Mat Staver:

    We hugged and shed a few tears and the first words out of her mouth were, ‘All is well,’ i went in there to encourage her, but we went away being encouraged ourselves by her.

  3. Thomas Nashe:

    A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.

  4. Pastor Winter:

    I have to think a couple of times before I open my mouth.

  5. Lisa Boothroyd:

    That moment I crunched down was terrifying, I had no idea what was happening, i felt explosions in my mouth followed by a burning pain.

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