(noun, verb, particle)


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

Definition categories: body, bone

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

Definition categories: body, feature, lineament

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

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with jaw as a noun:

- His jaw dropped in amazement.

- the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

- the jaw of a railway-car pedestal.

- the jaws of a vise; the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.


1. (used in certain set phrases like jaw harp, jaw harpist and jaw's-trump)


1. talk socially without exchanging too much information

Similar word(s): chaffer, chat, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, natter, visit

Definition categories: communication, converse, discourse

2. talk incessantly and tiresomely

Similar word(s): yack

Definition categories: communication, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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

- He jawed his bubble gum

Similar word(s): chew, manducate, masticate

Definition categories: consumption, grate, grind

4. censure severely or angrily

Similar word(s): berate, chide, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, trounce

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock