Definition of Jaw

1. Noun. The part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth.


2. Verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information. "Sam cannot jaw Sue "; "The men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

3. Noun. The bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth.
Group relationships: Face, Human Face
Generic synonyms: Feature, Lineament

4. Verb. Talk incessantly and tiresomely. "Sam and Sue jaw"
Exact synonyms: Rattle On, Yack, Yack Away, Yap Away
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Yack

5. Noun. Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object.

6. Verb. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth. ; "The cows were masticating the grass"
Exact synonyms: Chew, Manducate, Masticate
Specialized synonyms: Champ, Chomp, Champ, Gum, Mumble, Chaw, Crunch, Munch, Gnaw
Generic synonyms: Grate, Grind
Derivative terms: Chew, Chew, Chewer, Chewing, Mastication

7. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot jaw Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

Definition of Jaw

1. n. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

2. v. i. To scold; to clamor.

3. v. t. To assail or abuse by scolding.

Definition of Jaw

1. Noun. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. ¹

2. Noun. The part of the face below the mouth. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance. ¹

4. Noun. A notch or opening. ¹

5. Noun. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place. ¹

6. Noun. One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them. ¹

7. Noun. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast. ¹

8. Noun. Impudent or abusive talk. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) Axle guard. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To assail or abuse by scolding. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To scold; to clamor. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive informal) To talk; to converse. ¹

13. Verb. (snooker transitive intransitive) (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jaw

1. to jabber [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: jabber

Medical Definition of Jaw

1. 1. 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. 2. Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially, pl, the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death. 3. 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. 4. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast. 5. Impudent or abusive talk. Jaw bit, a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box. Jaw breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. Jaw rope, a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast. Jaw tooth, a molar or grinder; a back tooth. Origin: A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. Joue the cheek. See Chaw, Chew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jaw

javazon
javazons
javel
javelin
javelin throw
javelina
javelinas
javelined
javelineer
javelineers
javelinier
javeliniers
javelining
javelins
javels
jaw (current term)
jaw-dropping
jaw-droppingly
jaw-jaw
jaw-jawed
jaw-jawing
jaw-jaws
jaw-winking phenomenon
jaw-winking syndrome
jaw-working reflex
jaw abnormalities
jaw away
jaw bone
jaw cysts
jaw fixation techniques

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