Synonyms for maw


Grammar : Noun
Spell : maw
Phonetic Transcription :


Définition of maw

Origin :
  • Old English maga "stomach" (of men and animals; in Modern English only of animals unless insultingly), from Proto-Germanic *magon "bag, stomach" (cf. Old Frisian maga, Old Norse magi, Danish mave, Middle Dutch maghe, Dutch maag, Old High German mago, German Magen "stomach"), from PIE *mak- "leather bag" (cf. Welsh megin "bellows," Lithuanian makas, Old Church Slavonic mošina "bag, pouch"). Meaning "throat, gullet" is from 1520s. Metaphoric of voracity from late 14c.
  • noun mouth
Example sentences :
  • His eyes gleamed like two lamps and he was spitting fire and flame from his maw.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • Let them boil gently till the liquor is reduced to three pints, and strain it off; when only milk warm, pour it on the maw.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • He had come deliberately to thrust his head into the lion's maw that he might save her brother.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • "That'll do, Maw," she said, dismissing her parent with a nod.
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • Maw allowed you woz talkin' a furrin' tongue all along, but I—sakes alive!
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • Well, Maw, as the fellow says in the circus, here we are again.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • So it is, Maw, and if this fellow had only realized it he'd have kept out of trouble.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • This year, for the first time, Maw had consented to the aid of a "hired girl."
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • Don't ye want to see Christianna again, an' maw an' the dogs?
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston
  • Just what they expect of my babyAin't clear to his maw; my, oh, my!
  • Extract from : « With the Colors » by Everard Jack Appleton

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