maw

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Maw \Maw\ (m[add]), noun [See {Mew} a gull.] (Zool.) A gull.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Maw \Maw\, noun [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}. (Zool.) See under {Fish}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

maw

noun

1: informal terms for the mouth [syn: {trap}, {cakehole}, {hole}, {maw}, {yap}, {gob}]


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