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Meaning of JAW

Pronunciation:  jo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
  2. [n]  the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
  3. [n]  the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
  4. [v]  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
  5. [v]  talk incessantly and tiresomely
  6. [v]  chew the fat; shoot the breeze
  7. [v]  chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"

JAW is a 3 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chaffer, chat, chatter, chew, chew out, chew up, chide, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, dress down, gossip, have words, jaws, lambast, lambaste, lecture, manducate, masticate, natter, rag, rattle on, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce, visit, yack, yack away, yap away
 See Also: alligator clip, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, bench vise, brush down, bulldog clip, castigate, champ, chasten, chastise, chaw, chomp, chuck, converse, correct, criticise, criticize, crunch, discourse, face, feature, gnaw, grate, grind, gum, gum ridge, holding device, human face, jawbone, jawbone, jowl, lineament, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, maxilla, mouth, mumble, munch, objurgate, pair of pliers, pick apart, pliers, plyers, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze, skeletal structure, skull, spanner, speak, submaxilla, talk, tell off, upper jaw, upper jawbone, utter, verbalise, verbalize, vise, wrench



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
       (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] --H. 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.
  2. \Jaw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jawed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To scold; to clamor. [Law]
  3. \Jaw\, v. t.
    To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in the jaws of an animal means misunderstandings and hasty judgments, which may threaten your happiness. Seeing your own jaw in your dream, represents your stubbornness, determination and forcefulness. You may need to have more willpower and fortitude in some situation. Dreaming that your jaws are tight indicates unexpressed angers and other powerful feelings which you are holding back. Dreaming that you break or dislocated your jaw, suggests that you are compromising your own beliefs and principles.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abuse, babble, bark at, baste, bat the breeze, bazoo, beat the gums, berate, betongue, blab, blabber, blacken, blather, blether, carpet, chaps, chat, chatter, chin, chops, clack, clatter, dither, embouchure, execrate, fulminate against, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gob, gossip, gush, haver, jabber, jaws, jowls, kisser, lip, lips, load with reproaches, mandibles, maw, maxilla, mouth, mug, mush, muzzle, natter, oral cavity, palaver, patter, pour forth, prate, prattle, premaxilla, rag, rail, rail at, ramble on, rate, rattle, rattle on, rave against, reel off, revile, run on, sass, sauce, shoot the breeze, spiel, spout, spout off, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, thunder against, tittle-tattle, tongue-lash, trap, twaddle, twattle, upbraid, vilify, vituperate, waffle, wig, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yell at, yelp at