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Definition of Jaw

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one or both of the bones which form the framework of the mouth; section around the bones of the jaw, mouth; section of a machine which grips or holds objects; gossip, idle chatter
talk, chat idly, gossip; scold, insult
Jaw Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Harry Potter Glossary
The Meteorites are one of three highly accomplished Quidditch teams to come out of Canada.
In the 1970s, they were threatened with disbandment owing to their persistent practice of performing post-match victory flights over neighboring towns and villages while trailing sparks from their broom tails.
The team now confines this tradition to the pitch at the end of each match and Meteorite games consequently remain a great wizarding tourist attraction.
Jaw Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To assail or abuse by scolding.
  
(v. i.)
To scold; to clamor.
  
(n.)
The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
  
(n.)
One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
In the plural, the mouth.
  
(n.)
Impudent or abusive talk.
  
(n.)
Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.
  
(n.)
Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
  
(n.)
A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.
  
(n.)
A notch or opening.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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jaw
\jaw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jawed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. jawing.] to scold; to clamor. [law]
jaw
\jaw\, v. t. to assail or abuse by scolding. [law]
jaw
\jaw\ (?), n. [a modification of chaw, formed under the influence of f. joue the cheek. see chaw, chew.]
1. (anat.) (a) one of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering. (c) in the plural, the mouth.
2. fig.: anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
3. (mach.) (a) a notch or opening. (b) a notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. see axle guard. (b) 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. (naut.) 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. [slang] kingsley.
jaw
bit (railroad), a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box.
jaw
breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. [obs.]
jaw
rope (naut.), a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast.
jaw
tooth, a molar or grinder; a back tooth.
jaw
n
1. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
2. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
3. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object [syn: jaws]
v 1: chew the fat; shoot the breeze [syn: chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver, visit]
2: talk incessantly and tiresomely [syn: yack, yack away, rattle on , yap away]
3: chew (food); "he jawed his bubble gum"; "chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "the cows were masticating the grass" [syn: chew, masticate, manducate]





4. censure severely or angrily; "the mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "the deputy ragged the prime minister"; "the customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic [syn: rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out , chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]




  similar words(14) 



 lower jaw 
 lumpy-jaw 
 lion-jaw forceps 
 foot jaw 
 locked-jaw 
 jaw rope 
 jaw tooth 
 jaw-fallen 
 lantern jaw 
 lumpy jaw 
 jaw bit 
 jaw breaker 
 big jaw 
 upper jaw 
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From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
giall m., ghiall
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cern = side of the head; the jaw
Crogen = n. a gill; a jaw
Elgeth = n. the chin, the jaw
Gorcharfan = n. the upper jaw
Gorchfannad = n. the upper jaw
Gorchfant = n. upper jaw
Mantach = n. a toothless jaw
Safn = n. a jaw, a chop
Safnol = a. relating to the jaw
Australian Slang
be defeated easily; be a push-over (from boxing slang “glass jaw” - a boxer's jaw that is broken easily)
astonished; shocked
1. word hard to pronounce; 2. large, hard or sticky sweet
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
(hypernym) bone, os
(hyponym) lower jaw, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jawbone, jowl
(part-holonym) skull
(part-meronym) alveolar arch
(derivation) chew, masticate, manducate
2. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
(hypernym) feature, lineament
(part-holonym) face, human face
(derivation) chew, masticate, manducate
3. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
(synonym) jaws
(hypernym) holding device
(part-holonym) bulldog clip, alligator clip

Verb
1. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
(synonym) chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver, visit
(hypernym) converse, discourse
(hyponym) shmooze, shmoose, schmooze, schmoose, jawbone
2. talk incessantly and tiresomely
(synonym) yack, yack away, rattle on, yap away
(hypernym) talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
3. chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
(synonym) chew, masticate, manducate
(hypernym) grate, grind
(hyponym) chomp, champ
4. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
(synonym) call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
(hypernym) knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
(hyponym) chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct
Jaw Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of chins
Jaw Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The jaw is any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food. The term jaws is also broadly applied to the whole of the structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals.

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Jaw Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
ahs
Klingon - English
n. lord
v. chat
Jaw Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The bones below the mouth (the mandible) and the bone above the mouth just above the mouth (the maxilla). The word jaw came from the Anglo-Saxon ceowan meaning to chew.
A Basic Guide to ASL
Both hands directly trace the outline of the jaw.