Definition of "maw" []

  • The mouth, stomach, jaws, or gullet of a voracious animal, especially a carnivore. (noun)
  • The opening into something felt to be insatiable: "I saw the opening maw of hell” ( Herman Melville). (noun)
  • The mouth, throat, crop, or stomach of an animal, esp of a voracious animal (noun)

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  • The mouth or stomach of a greedy person (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "maw" in a sentence
  • "His maw was the only one heard him walk the floor nights, and after he found, out she could hear him he walked in his socks."
  • "To do this is called maw-pak, and hence the game gets its name, maw-pak bae-ang."
  • "To rebuke the seed is to forbid its growing. your -- literally, "for you"; that is, to your hurt. dung of ... solemn feasts -- The dung in the maw of the victims sacrificed on the feast days; the maw was the perquisite of the priests"