mouth

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. oral cavity, lips, kisser (sl.), trap (sl.); muzzle; entrance, exit, inlet, outlet. See opening, edge, egress, ingress.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Oral cavity]
Syn. maw, jaws, stoma, muzzle, lips, kisser*, yap*, trap*, chops*, bazoo*, mandible, cake hole (British).
Parts of the mouth include: lips, orifice, roof, floor, tongue, jaws, gums, teeth, pharynx, soft palate, alveolar ridge, hard palate, alveoli, uvula.
2. [Any opening resembling a mouth]
Syn. orifice, entrance, aperture; see opening 1 .
3. [The end of a river]
Syn. estuary, firth, delta, confluence, portal, harbor, roads, sound, tidewater.
down in ( or [m1]at) the mouth*,
Syn. depressed, discouraged, unhappy; see sad 1 .
give mouth to,
Syn. express, tell, reveal; see say .
have a big mouth*,
Syn. talk loudly, exaggerate, brag; see talk 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. oral cavity lips, maw, orifice, muzzle chops, *choppers, *kisser. see lips, smile, teeth
2. end of a river outlet, estuary, delta, drain. see river
3. opening entrance, aperture.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The opening in the body through which food is ingested: Slang: gob2, puss, trap. See MOUTH. 2. A facial contortion indicating displeasure, disgust, or pain: face, grimace, moue, pout. Informal: mug. See EXPRESS. 3. A person who speaks on behalf of another or others: speaker, spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman. Informal: mouthpiece. See SUBSTITUTE. 4. An open space allowing passage: aperture, hole, opening, orifice, outlet, vent. See OPEN. II verb 1. To speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner: declaim, harangue, perorate, rant, rave. See WORDS. 2. To contort one's face to indicate displeasure, disgust, or pain, for example: grimace, mug. Idioms: make a face, make faces. See EXPRESS.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Mouth — (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth, muzzle, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouth — [mouth; ] for v. [ mouth] n. pl. mouths [mouthz] [ME < OE muth, akin to Ger mund < IE base * menth , to chew > Gr masasthai, L mandere, to chew] 1. the opening through which an animal takes in food; specif., the cavity, or the entire… …   English World dictionary

  • mouth — ► NOUN 1) the opening in the body of most animals through which food is taken and sounds are emitted. 2) an opening or entrance to a structure that is hollow, concave, or almost completely enclosed. 3) the place where a river enters the sea. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Mouth — (mou[th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mouthed} (mou[th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mouthing}.] 1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mouth — Mouth, v. i. 1. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant. [1913 Webster] I ll bellow out for Rome, and for my country, And mouth at C[ae]sar, till I shake the senate. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To put mouth to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouth|y — «MOW thee, thee», adjective, mouth|i|er, mouth|i|est. loud mouthed; using many words to say little; ranting; bombastic: »He…was prone to be mouthy and magniloquent ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouth — [n1] opening aperture, beak, box, cavity, chops*, clam, crevice, delta, door, embouchement, entrance, estuary, firth, fly trap, funnel, gate, gills, gob, harbor, inlet, jaws, kisser*, lips, mush*, orifice, portal, rim, trap*, yap*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • mouth — index entrance, enunciate, express, phrase, recite, utter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Mouth — Porté dans la Moselle, c est une forme francisée de Muth (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • mouth — is pronounced mowth as a noun (but plural mowdhz), and mowdh as a verb (also mowdhd in combinations such as foul mouthed) …   Modern English usage

  • mouth|er — «MOW thuhr», noun. a person who mouths; long winded talker …   Useful english dictionary

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