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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mouth  \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 
  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.]  --Dryden. 
 
  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  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. 
 
  The  mouth  of  them  that  speak  lies  shall  be  stopped. 
  --Ps.  lxiii. 
  11. 
 
  Whose  mouths  must  be  stopped.  --Titus  i.  11. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mouth  \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.  --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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mouth  \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. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mouth 
  n  1:  the  opening  through  which  food  is  taken  in  and  vocalizations 
  emerge;  "he  stuffed  his  mouth  with  candy"  [syn:  {oral 
  cavity}] 
  2:  the  externally  visible  part  of  the  oral  cavity  on  the  face; 
  "she  wiped  lipstick  from  her  mouth" 
  3:  the  point  where  a  stream  issues  into  a  larger  body  of  water; 
  "New  York  is  at  the  mouth  of  the  Hudson" 
  4:  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" 
  5:  a  person  conceived  as  a  consumer  of  food;  "he  has  four 
  mouths  to  feed" 
  6:  (informal)  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},  {lip}] 
  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"  [syn:  {talk}, 
  {speak},  {utter},  {verbalize}] 
  2:  articulate  silently;  form  words  with  the  lips  only;  "She 
  mouthed  a  swear  word" 
  3:  touch  with  the  mouth 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  MOUTH,  n.  In  man,  the  gateway  to  the  soul;  in  woman,  the  outlet  of 
  the  heart. 
 
 




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