mouth /ˈmaʊð ||ˈmaʊθ/
mouth /ˈmaʊθ/ 名詞
Mouth n.; pl. Mouths
1. The opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the
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 mouthpiece.
Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street where he lives. --Addison.
5. Cry; voice. [Obs.]
6. Speech; language; testimony.
That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. --Matt. xviii. 16.
7. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
Counterfeit sad looks,
Make mouths upon me when I turn my back. --Shak.
Down at the mouth or Down in the mouth, chapfallen; of dejected countenance; depressed; discouraged. [Obs. or Colloq.]
Mouth friend, one who professes friendship insincerely. --Shak.
Mouth glass, a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or teeth.
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.
To put one's foot in one's mouth, to say something which causes one embarrassment.
To run off at the mouth, to speak excessively.
To talk out of both sides of one's mouth, to say things which are contradictory.
The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. --Ps. lxiii. 11.
Whose mouths must be stopped. --Titus i. 11.
Mouth v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mouthed p. pr. & vb. n. Mouthing.]
1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.
2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner; as, mouthing platitudes. “Mouthing big phrases.”
Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes. --Tennyson.
3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub.
4. To make mouths at. [R.]
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 Caesar, till I shake the senate. --Addison.
2. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss. [R.]
3. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
Well I know, when I am gone,
How she mouths behind my back. --Tennyson.
n 1: the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations
emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy" [syn: oral
cavity, oral fissure, rima oris]
2: 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"
3: 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"
4: the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;
"New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
5: a person conceived as a consumer of food; "he has four
mouths to feed"
6: a spokesperson (as a lawyer) [syn: mouthpiece]
7: an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of
your sass" [syn: sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk,
8: the opening of a jar or bottle; "the jar had a wide mouth"
v 1: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This
depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, speak,
utter, verbalize, verbalise]
2: articulate silently; form words with the lips only; "She
mouthed a swear word"
3: touch with the mouth