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jaw

 (jô)
n.
1.
a. Either of two bony or cartilaginous structures that in most vertebrates form the framework of the mouth and hold the teeth.
b. The mandible or maxilla or the part of the face covering these bones.
c. Any of various structures of invertebrates that have an analogous function to vertebrate jaws.
2. Either of two opposed hinged parts in a mechanical device.
3. jaws The walls of a pass, canyon, or cavern.
4. jaws A dangerous situation or confrontation: the jaws of death.
5. Slang
a. Impudent argument or back talk: Don't give me any jaw.
b. A conversation or chat.
intr.v. jawed, jaw·ing, jaws Slang
1. To talk vociferously; jabber.
2. To talk; converse.

[Middle English jawe, jowe, perhaps from Old French joue, cheek.]

jaw′less adj.

jaw

(dʒɔː)
n
1. (Zoology) the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth. In higher vertebrates it consists of the upper jaw (maxilla) fused to the cranium and the lower jaw (mandible).
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part of an invertebrate, esp an insect
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a pair or either of a pair of hinged or sliding components of a machine or tool designed to grip an object
4. slang
a. impudent talk; cheek
b. idle conversation; chat
c. moralizing talk; a lecture
vb
(intr) slang
a. to talk idly; chat; gossip
b. to lecture
[C14: probably from Old French joue cheek; related to Italian gota cheek]
ˈjawˌlike adj

jaw

(dʒɔ)
n.
1. either of two tooth-bearing bones or bony structures, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the vertebrate mouth.
2. the part of the face covering these bones.
3. jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws in shape or in power to grasp or hold.
4. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something or that attach to or mesh with similar parts.
5. Slang. an idle chat.
v.i.
6. Slang. to chat; gossip.
[1325–75; Middle English jawe, jowe < Old French joue; orig. uncertain]
jaw′less, adj.
jaw′like`, adj.

jaw

(jô)
1. Either of two bony or cartilaginous structures that in most vertebrate animals form the framework of the mouth, hold the teeth, and are used for biting and chewing food. The lower, movable part of the jaw is called the mandible. The upper, fixed part is called the maxilla.
2. Any of various structures of invertebrate animals, such as the pincers of spiders or mites, that function similarly to the jaws of vertebrates.

jaw


Past participle: jawed
Gerund: jawing

Imperative
jaw
jaw
Present
I jaw
you jaw
he/she/it jaws
we jaw
you jaw
they jaw
Preterite
I jawed
you jawed
he/she/it jawed
we jawed
you jawed
they jawed
Present Continuous
I am jawing
you are jawing
he/she/it is jawing
we are jawing
you are jawing
they are jawing
Present Perfect
I have jawed
you have jawed
he/she/it has jawed
we have jawed
you have jawed
they have jawed
Past Continuous
I was jawing
you were jawing
he/she/it was jawing
we were jawing
you were jawing
they were jawing
Past Perfect
I had jawed
you had jawed
he/she/it had jawed
we had jawed
you had jawed
they had jawed
Future
I will jaw
you will jaw
he/she/it will jaw
we will jaw
you will jaw
they will jaw
Future Perfect
I will have jawed
you will have jawed
he/she/it will have jawed
we will have jawed
you will have jawed
they will have jawed
Future Continuous
I will be jawing
you will be jawing
he/she/it will be jawing
we will be jawing
you will be jawing
they will be jawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jawing
you have been jawing
he/she/it has been jawing
we have been jawing
you have been jawing
they have been jawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jawing
you will have been jawing
he/she/it will have been jawing
we will have been jawing
you will have been jawing
they will have been jawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jawing
you had been jawing
he/she/it had been jawing
we had been jawing
you had been jawing
they had been jawing
Conditional
I would jaw
you would jaw
he/she/it would jaw
we would jaw
you would jaw
they would jaw
Past Conditional
I would have jawed
you would have jawed
he/she/it would have jawed
we would have jawed
you would have jawed
they would have jawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teethjaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
jawbone, jowl, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
maxilla, maxillary, upper jaw, upper jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
alveolar arch - the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
chop - a jaw; "I'll hit him on the chops"
2.jaw - the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
3.jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an objectjaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
alligator clip, bulldog clip - a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
holding device - a device for holding something
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
bench vise, vise - a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
spanner, wrench - a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Verb1.jaw - talk socially without exchanging too much informationjaw - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
2.jaw - talk incessantly and tiresomelyjaw - talk incessantly and tiresomely  
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
3.jaw - chew (food)jaw - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
chomp, champ - chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich"
champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
munch, crunch - chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
grind, grate - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
4.jaw - censure severely or angrilyjaw - 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"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

jaw

plural noun
1. opening, gates, entrance, aperture, mouth, abyss, maw, orifice, ingress He opens the jaws of the furnace with the yank of a lever.
verb
1. talk, chat, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), gossip, chatter, spout, babble, natter, schmooze (slang), shoot the breeze (U.S. slang), run off at the mouth (slang), chew the fat or rag (slang) jawing for half an hour with the very affable waiter
Related words
technical names maxilla (upper), mandible (lower)
adjectives gnathic, gnathal

jaw

verb
Slang. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
noun
Translations
فَكفَكٌفَكّان
čelisttlama
kæbegab
leuka
vilica
kjálkiskoltur, kjaftur, gin
あご
maxilla
nasraižandikaulis
muterīkležoklis
mandibulămandibule
tlama
čeljust
käke
ขากรรไกร
çeneçene kemiği
quai hàm

jaw

[dʒɔː]
A. N
1. (Anat) [of person] → mandíbula f; [of animal] → quijada f
2. jaws [of animal] → fauces fpl (Tech) [of vice] → mordaza fsing; [of channel] → boca fsing, embocadura fsing
the jaws of death (fig) → las garras de la muerte
3. (= chat) → cháchara f
we had a good old jawcharlamos largo y tendido
it's just a lot of jawmucho ruido y pocas nueces
hold your jaw!¡cállate la boca!
B. VTsoltar el rollo a
C. VIcharlar

jaw

[ˈdʒɔː]
n [human, animal] → mâchoire f
his jaw dropped (with surprise)il en est resté bouche bée upper jaw, lower jaw
npl [animal] → mâchoires fpl
vi (= talk) → papoter

jaw

n
Kiefer m, → Kinnlade f; the lion opened its jawsder Löwe riss seinen Rachen auf; with its prey between its jawsmit der Beute im Maul; his jaw droppedsein Unterkiefer fiel or klappte herunter; his jaw was set (in concentration)er spannte sein Gesicht (konzentriert) an
jaws pl (fig: of valley etc) → Mündung f, → Öffnung f; the horsemen rode into the jaws of deathdie Reiter gingen in den sicheren Tod; snatched from the jaws of deathden Klauen des Todes entrissen
(of pincer, vice)(Klemm)backe f
(inf) (= chatting)Gerede nt, → Geschwätz nt; (= chat)Schwatz m, → Schwätzchen nt
(inf) (= sermonizing)(Moral)predigen nt (inf); (= sermon)Moralpredigt f (inf)
vi
(inf: = chat) → quatschen (inf), → quasseln (inf)
(inf: = moralize) → predigen (inf)

jaw

:
jawbone
nKieferknochen m, → Kinnbacke f
jawboning
n (US Pol inf) Appelle eines Regierungschefs an Wirtschafts- und Gewerkschaftsführer zur Mäßigung bei Preiserhöhungen und Lohnforderungen
jawbreaker
n (inf)Zungenbrecher m

jaw

[dʒɔː] n
a. (Anat) → mascella
b. jaws npl (Tech) (of vice, machine) → ganascia

jaw

(dʒoː) noun
1. either of the two bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set. the upper/lower jaw; His jaw was broken in the fight.
2. (in plural) the mouth (especially of an animal). The crocodile's jaws opened wide.

jaw

فَكٌ čelist kæbe Kiefer σαγόνι mandíbula leuka mâchoire vilica mascella あご kaak kjeve szczęka maxila, maxilar челюсть käke ขากรรไกร çene quai hàm

jaw

n. mandíbula, quijada, maxilar inferior;
___ reflexreflejo mandibular;
___ winkingpestañeo mandibular.

jaw

n mandíbula, quijada; lower — mandíbula inferior, mandíbula (fam); upper — mandíbula or maxilar m superior, maxilar (fam)