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JAW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jaw mean? 

JAW (noun)
  The noun JAW has 3 senses:

1. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
2. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
3. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

  Familiarity information: JAW used as a noun is uncommon.


JAW (verb)
  The verb JAW has 4 senses:

1. talk socially without exchanging too much information
2. talk incessantly and tiresomely
3. chew (food)
4. censure severely or angrily

  Familiarity information: JAW used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


JAW (noun)


Sense 1jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("jaw" is a kind of...):

bone; os (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)

Meronyms (parts of "jaw"):

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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jaw"):

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)

Holonyms ("jaw" is a part of...):

skull (the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates)


Sense 2jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("jaw" is a kind of...):

feature; lineament (the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin)

Holonyms ("jaw" is a part of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)


Sense 3jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("jaw" is a kind of...):

holding device (a device for holding something)

Holonyms ("jaw" is a part of...):

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)

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)


JAW (verb)


Sense 1jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk socially without exchanging too much information

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

shoot the breeze; natter; jaw; confab; claver; chitchat; chew the fat; chat; chaffer; gossip; confabulate; chatter; visit

Context example:

the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Hypernyms (to "jaw" is one way to...):

converse; discourse (carry on a conversation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jaw"):

jawbone; schmoose; schmooze; shmoose; shmooze (talk idly or casually and in a friendly way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk incessantly and tiresomely

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

yap away; yack away; yack; rattle on; jaw

Hypernyms (to "jaw" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Chew (food)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

chew; manducate; masticate; jaw

Context examples:

He jawed his bubble gum / Chew your food and don't swallow it! / The cows were masticating the grass

Hypernyms (to "jaw" is one way to...):

grate; grind (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jaw"):

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)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4jaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Censure severely or angrily

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scold; rebuke; take to task; have words; reproof; chide; chew up; chew out; call on the carpet; bawl out; berate; dress down; reprimand; lecture; lambaste; lambast; call down; trounce; remonstrate; jaw; rag

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "jaw" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jaw"):

castigate; chasten; chastise; correct; objurgate (censure severely)

brush down; tell off (reprimand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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