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Chin

 (jĭn)
See Jin.

chin

 (chĭn)
n.
The central forward portion of the lower jaw.
v. chinned, chin·ning, chins
v.tr.
1. To pull (oneself) up with the arms while grasping an overhead horizontal bar until the chin is level with or above the bar.
2. Music To place (a violin) under the chin in preparation to play it.
v.intr.
1. To chin oneself.
2. Informal To make idle conversation; chatter.

[Middle English, from Old English cin; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

chin′less adj.

chin

(tʃɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) the protruding part of the lower jaw
2. (Anatomy) the front part of the face below the lips.
3. keep one's chin up to keep cheerful under difficult circumstances. Sometimes shortened to: chin up!
4. take it on the chin informal to face squarely up to a defeat, adversity, etc
vb, chins, chinning or chinned
5. (Gymnastics) gymnastics to raise one's chin to (a horizontal bar, etc) when hanging by the arms
6. (tr) informal to punch or hit (someone) on the chin
[Old English cinn; related to Old Norse kinn, Old High German kinni, Latin gena cheek, Old Irish gin mouth, Sanskrit hanu]

chin

(tʃɪn)

n., v. chinned, chin•ning. n.
1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth.
2. the prominence of the lower jaw.
v.t.
3. to grasp an overhead bar and pull (oneself) upward until the chin is above or level with the bar: done as an exercise.
4. to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin.
v.i.
5. Slang. to chatter.
Idioms:
1. keep one's chin up, to maintain one's courage and optimism during a period of adversity.
2. take it on the chin, Informal.
a. to be defeated thoroughly.
b. to endure punishment stoically.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cin(n), c. Old Saxon kinni, Old High German chinni, Old Norse kinn, Gothic kinnus cheek; akin to Latin gena, Greek génus chin, gnáthos jaw, Skt hánus jaw]
chin′less, adj.

Ch'in

or Qin

(tʃɪn)

n.
a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 B.C., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China.

Chin.

or Chin,

1. China.
2. Chinese.

Chin

 

See Also: CHEEKS, FACE(S), MOUTH

  1. A chin like an infant’s elbow —Penelope Gilliatt
  2. Chin like the butt end of a ham —Ross Macdonald
  3. (A small) chin like half a rubber ball —Robert Campbell
  4. Chin line … shaped like a persimmon —Susan Minot
  5. Her chin rising and falling upon her heaving bosom like the figurehead of a vessel upon a heavy harbor swell —Arthur Train
  6. Chin stood out like the knuckles in a clenched hand —Max Apple
  7. Chin was blue as if it had been shot full of gunpowder —Joyce Cary
  8. Jaw as rigid as a shovel —John Yount
  9. A jaw like a park bench —Raymond Chandler
  10. Jaw like the head of an ax slipped through at the last second like a curl of smoke —R. Wright Campbell
  11. A jaw like the share of a plow —Sterling Hayden
  12. Jawline like granite —William Diehl
  13. Jaw set like a rock —Donald Seaman
  14. (He popped a mint into his mouth and) snapped his jaws shut like a shark —Harvey Swados
  15. Their shaven jowls looked like the hide of a fresh-scalded, fresh-scraped hog —William Humphrey

chin


Past participle: chinned
Gerund: chinning

Imperative
chin
chin
Present
I chin
you chin
he/she/it chins
we chin
you chin
they chin
Preterite
I chinned
you chinned
he/she/it chinned
we chinned
you chinned
they chinned
Present Continuous
I am chinning
you are chinning
he/she/it is chinning
we are chinning
you are chinning
they are chinning
Present Perfect
I have chinned
you have chinned
he/she/it has chinned
we have chinned
you have chinned
they have chinned
Past Continuous
I was chinning
you were chinning
he/she/it was chinning
we were chinning
you were chinning
they were chinning
Past Perfect
I had chinned
you had chinned
he/she/it had chinned
we had chinned
you had chinned
they had chinned
Future
I will chin
you will chin
he/she/it will chin
we will chin
you will chin
they will chin
Future Perfect
I will have chinned
you will have chinned
he/she/it will have chinned
we will have chinned
you will have chinned
they will have chinned
Future Continuous
I will be chinning
you will be chinning
he/she/it will be chinning
we will be chinning
you will be chinning
they will be chinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chinning
you have been chinning
he/she/it has been chinning
we have been chinning
you have been chinning
they have been chinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chinning
you will have been chinning
he/she/it will have been chinning
we will have been chinning
you will have been chinning
they will have been chinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chinning
you had been chinning
he/she/it had been chinning
we had been chinning
you had been chinning
they had been chinning
Conditional
I would chin
you would chin
he/she/it would chin
we would chin
you would chin
they would chin
Past Conditional
I would have chinned
you would have chinned
he/she/it would have chinned
we would have chinned
you would have chinned
they would have chinned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chin - the protruding part of the lower jawchin - the protruding part of the lower jaw
goatee - a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
buccula, double chin - a fold of fatty tissue under the chin
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"
2.Chin - Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
Kamarupan - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northeastern India and adjacent regions of western Burma
Verb1.chin - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
gymnastics, gymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

chin

noun
Related words
adjectives genial, menal
Translations
mentó
brada
hage
mentono
چانه
leuka
चिबुकठुड्डीठोड़ी
brada
áll
dagu
haka
あご
mentum
smakras
zods
bărbie
brada
brada
haka
tawa
คาง
cằm

chin

[tʃɪn]
A. Nbarbilla f, mentón m
double chinpapada f
to keep one's chin upno desanimarse
(keep your) chin up!¡no te desanimes!, ¡ánimo!
to take it on the chinencajar el golpe (fig) (= put up with) → soportarlo
B. VT (Brit) (= punch) → dar una hostia a; (= reprimand) → echar un rapapolvo a
C. VI (US) → charlar
see also chuck 1

chin

[ˈtʃɪn] n (ANATOMY)menton m
to take sth on the chin → encaisser qch bravement

chin

nKinn nt; to have a weak/strong chinwenig Kinn/ein ausgeprägtes Kinn haben; to keep one’s chin updie Ohren steifhalten (inf); keep your chin up!Kopf hoch!, nur Mut!; he took it on the chin (fig inf)er hats mit Fassung getragen
vt (Sport) to chin the bareinen Klimmzug machen

chin

:
chinless
adj to be chin (lit)ein fliehendes Kinn haben; (fig)willensschwach sein; chin wonder (hum)leicht vertrottelter Vertreter der Oberschicht
chin rest
nKinnstütze f
chin strap
nKinnriemen m

chin

[tʃɪn] nmento
(keep your) chin up! (fam) → coraggio!, testa alta!

chin

(tʃin) noun
the part of the face below the mouth. His beard completely covers his chin.

chin

ذَقْن brada hage Kinn πηγούνι barbilla leuka menton brada mento あご kin hake broda queixo подбородок haka คาง çene cằm 下颚

chin

n. barba, mentón, barbilla.

chin

n mentón m, barbilla