Definitions for: Maw


[n] informal terms for the mouth



Webster (1913) Definition: Maw (m[add]), n. [See Mew a gull.] (Zo["o]l.)
A gull.


Maw, n. [OE. mawe, AS. maga stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG.
mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave. [root]103.]
1. A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by
swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the
lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt. --Chaucer.

Bellies and maws of living creatures. --Bacon.

2. Appetite; inclination. [Obs.]

Unless you had more maw to do me good. --Beau. & Fl.

Fish maw. (Zo["o]l.) See under Fish.


Maw, n.
An old game at cards. --Sir A. Weldon.

Synonyms: cakehole, gob, hole, trap, yap

See Also: mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

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