Definitions for: Mouth

[n] the opening of a jar or bottle; "the jar had a wide mouth"
[n] the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
[n] the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
[n] an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
[n] the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water; "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
[n] an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge); "he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"
[n] a person conceived as a consumer of food; "he has four mouths to feed"
[n] (informal) a spokesperson (as a lawyer)
[v] express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
[v] articulate silently; form words with the lips only; "She mouthed a swear word"
[v] touch with the mouth

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. maul, OHG. m[=u]la, Icel. m[=u]li, and Skr.
mukha mouth.]
1. The opening through which an animal receives food; the
aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the
cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips
and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.

2. Hence: An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice;
aperture; as:
(a) The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or
emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar
or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
(b) The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit,
well, or den.
(c) The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it
is discharged.
(d) The opening through which the waters of a river or any
stream are discharged.
(e) The entrance into a harbor.

3. (Saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters
the mouth of an animal.

4. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a

Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman
belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street
where he lives. --Addison.

5. Cry; voice. [Obs.] --Dryden.

6. Speech; language; testimony.

That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
word may be established. --Matt. xviii.

7. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.

Counterfeit sad looks, Make mouths upon me when I
turn my back. --Shak.

Down in the mouth, chapfallen; of dejected countenance;
depressed; discouraged. [Obs. or Colloq.]

Mouth friend, one who professes friendship insincerely.

Mouth glass, a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or

Mouth honor, honor given in words, but not felt. --Shak.

Mouth organ. (Mus.)
(a) Pan's pipes. See Pandean.
(b) An harmonicon.

Mouth pipe, an organ pipe with a lip or plate to cut the
escaping air and make a sound.

To stop the mouth, to silence or be silent; to put to
shame; to confound.

The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
--Ps. lxiii.

Whose mouths must be stopped. --Titus i. 11.

Mouth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mouthed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth
or teeth; to chew; to devour. --Dryden.

2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak
in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner. ``Mouthing
big phrases.'' --Hare.

Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes. --Tennyson.

3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her
cub. --Sir T. Browne.

4. To make mouths at. [R.] --R. Blair.

Mouth, v. i.
1. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to
vociferate; to rant.

I'll bellow out for Rome, and for my country, And
mouth at C[ae]sar, till I shake the senate.

2. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss. [R.] --Shak.

3. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.

Well I know, when I am gone, How she mouths behind
my back. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: back talk, backtalk, lip, mouthpiece, sass, sassing, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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