jaw

Your jaw is the bottom, hinged part of your skull that holds your teeth. When you have a cavity, it can make your whole jaw hurt.

In humans, our jaw is the bony part of the head that contains our mouth and teeth. All animals with spines have jaws. Besides this anatomical meaning, you can use jaw as a verb to mean "chat." You might love to get together with your friends and jaw about unimportant things. You can also say "My jaw dropped" to mean "I was shocked or amazed." Jaw comes from the Old French joue, which means "cheek or jaw."

Primary Meanings of jaw

1.
nv
the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
talk socially without exchanging too much information
2.
n
holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
Full Definitions of jaw
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n the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

Types:
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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
chop
a jaw
lantern jaw
a long thin lower jaw
Type of:
bone, os
rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

n the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

Type of:
feature, lineament
the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

v talk socially without exchanging too much information

Synonyms:
chaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, natter, shoot the breeze, visit
Types:
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze
talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Type of:
converse, discourse
carry on a conversation

v talk incessantly and tiresomely

Synonyms:
rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

“He jawed his bubble gum”
Synonyms:
chew, manducate, masticate
Types:
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champ, chomp
chew noisily
champ
chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble
grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
chaw
chew without swallowing
crunch, munch
chew noisily
gnaw
bite or chew on with the teeth
Type of:
grate, grind
make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

v censure severely or angrily

Synonyms:
bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
Types:
castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
censure severely
brush down, tell off
reprimand
flame
criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
Type of:
criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
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n holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Type of:
holding device
a device for holding something

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