Meaning of maw


Pronunciation: (mô), [key]
— n.
  1. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal.
  2. the crop or craw of a fowl.
  3. the stomach, esp. that of an animal.
  4. a cavernous opening that resembles the open jaws of an animal: the gaping maw of hell.
  5. the symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind: the ravenous maw of Death.


Pronunciation: (mô), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. mother.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • maw (Thesaurus)