Mouth meaning

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The lips, or the part of the face surrounding the lips.
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A wry expression of the face; grimace.
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To grimace.
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Any opening regarded as like the mouth.
  • The part of a river, stream, etc. where the water empties into another body of water.
  • The opening into the earth of a cave, volcano, tunnel, etc.
  • The opening of a container, through which it is filled or emptied.
  • The front opening in the barrel of a gun.
  • The opening between the jaws of a vise, etc.
  • The opening between the lips of an organ pipe.
  • The opening in a flute across which the player blows.
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To take or put into the mouth.
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To caress or rub with the mouth or lips.
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To train (a horse) to become accustomed to the bit.
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To speak in an affected or oratorical manner; declaim.
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(rare) To make a wry face by twisting the mouth; grimace.
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The body opening through which an animal takes in food.
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The cavity lying at the upper end of the digestive tract, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in humans and certain other vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth.
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This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech.
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To orate affectedly; declaim.
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A person or animal regarded as a being needing food.

Six mouths to feed.

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The opening through which an animal takes in food; specif., the cavity, or the entire structure, in the head of any of the higher animals which contains the teeth and tongue and through which sounds are uttered.
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The opening to any cavity or canal in an organ or a bodily part.
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(anatomy) The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.

"Open your mouth and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.

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The end of a river out of which water flows into a sea or other large body of water.

The mouth of the river is a good place to go birdwatching in spring and autumn.

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The mouth of a cave.

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(slang) A loud or overly talkative person.

My kid sister is a real mouth; she never shuts up.

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(saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal.
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To speak; to utter.

He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.

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To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.

The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.

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To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.

The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.

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To mouth is defined as to speak without sound or in an insincere manner.

An example of to mouth is for a child to talk back to his parents.

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The definition of a mouth is the opening of something, particularly the opening through which a person talks and eats.

An example of a mouth is how a person takes in food.

An example of a mouth is where a river empties into a larger body of water.

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An opening, especially:
  • The part of a stream or river that empties into a larger body of water.
  • The entrance to a harbor, canyon, valley, or cave.
  • The opening through which a container is filled or emptied.
  • The muzzle of a gun.
  • The opening between the jaws of a vise or other holding or gripping tool.
  • An opening in the pipe of an organ.
  • The opening in the mouthpiece of a flute across which the player blows.
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To speak or pronounce, especially:
  • To declare in a pompous manner; declaim.
    Mouthing his opinions of the candidates.
  • To utter without conviction or understanding.
    Mouthing empty compliments.
  • To form soundlessly.
    I mouthed the words as the others sang.
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To take in or touch with the mouth.

Small children tend to mouth their toys.

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  • Discouraged; sad; dejected.
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down in the mouth
  • depressed; unhappy; discouraged
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(have) a big mouth
  • (to have) a tendency to talk loudly, excessively, indiscreetly, or impudently
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(slang) mouth off
  • to talk loudly, excessively, indiscreetly, or impudently
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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(have) a big mouth

Origin of mouth

  • Middle English from Old English mūth men-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English mouth, from Old English mūþ (“mouth, opening, door, gate"), from Proto-Germanic *munþaz (“mouth"), from Proto-Indo-European *ment- (“to chew; jaw, mouth"). Cognate with Scots mouth (“mouth"), North Frisian müd, müth, müss (“mouth"), West Frisian mûn (“mouth"), Dutch mond (“mouth"), muide (“river mouth") and mui (“riptide"), German Mund (“mouth"), Swedish mun (“mouth"), Faroese muður, munnur (“mouth"), Icelandic munnur (“mouth"), Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍃 (munþs, “mouth"), Latin mentum (“chin") and mandō (“to chew"), Ancient Greek μάσταξ (mástax, “jaws, mouth") and μασάομαι (masáomai, “to chew"), Albanian mjekër (“chin, beard"), Welsh mant (“jawbone"), Hittite [script?] (mÄ“ni, “chin").

    From Wiktionary