jaw

jaw [jô]
n.
[ME jowe < OFr joue, cheek]
1. either of the two bones or bony parts that hold the teeth and frame the mouth in most vertebrates: the mandible (lower jaw) is usually hinged and movable, the maxilla (upper jaw) is usually not
2. any of various analogous biting structures of invertebrates
3. [pl.] the mouth
4. either of two mechanical parts that open and close to grip or crush something, as in a monkey wrench or vise
5. [pl.] the narrow entrance of a canyon, valley, strait, etc.
6. [pl.] something grasping or imminent [the jaws of death]
7. [Old Slang] a talk
vi.
Slang to talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
vt.
[Old Slang] to scold or reprove, esp. repeatedly

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  • Jaw — (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the bone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaw — jaw·ba·tion; jaw; jaw·less; jaw·break·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • JAW — bezeichnet: einen Freiburger Rapper, siehe JAW (Rapper) eine deutsche Musikgruppe, siehe JAW (Gruppe) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jaw — [n] bones of chin bone, chops*, jowl, mandible, maxilla, mouth, muzzle*, orifice; concept 392 jaw [v1] talk a lot babble, chat, chatter, gab*, gossip, jabber, lecture, orate, prate, prattle, yak; concepts 51,56 Ant. be quiet jaw [v2] criticize… …   New thesaurus

  • Jaw — Jaw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jawing}.] 1. To scold; to clamor. [Law] Smollett. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk idly, long windedly, or without special purpose. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaw — Jaw, v. t. To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaw — jaw* {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}ZOB. wychodzić – wyjść na jaw {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • jaw — ► NOUN 1) each of the upper and lower bony structures in vertebrates forming the framework of the mouth and containing the teeth. 2) (jaws) the grasping, biting, or crushing mouthparts of an invertebrate. 3) (jaws) the gripping parts of a wrench …   English terms dictionary

  • jaw — vb upbraid, *scold, rate, berate, tongue lash, bawl, chew out, wig, rail, revile, vituperate Analogous words: censure, denounce, reprobate, reprehend, *criticize, blame, condemn: *reprove, reproach, chide, reprimand, rebuke …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jaw — noun 1 bone that contains teeth ADJECTIVE ▪ bottom, lower ▪ top, upper ▪ firm, strong ▪ clenched …   Collocations dictionary

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