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Chimonanthus fragrans
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Chin cough
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chin wag
chin wagging
Chin whelk
Chin-chou, Chinchow

Chin definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHIN, n. The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point of the under jaw.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall [syn: Qin, Qin dynasty, Ch'in, Ch'in dynasty]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the protruding part of the lower jaw [syn: chin, mentum]
2: Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India [syn: Kuki, Chin, Kuki-Chin] v
1: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar [syn: chin, chin up]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cinn; akin to Old High German kinni chin, Latin gena cheek, Greek genys jaw, cheek Date: before 12th century 1. the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw 2. the surface beneath or between the branches of the lower jaw chinless adjective II. verb (chinned; chinning) Date: 1869 transitive verb 1. to bring to or hold with the chin <chin a violin> 2. to raise (oneself) while hanging by the hands until the chin is level with the support intransitive verb slang to talk idly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the front of the lower jaw. Phrases and idioms: chin-strap a strap for fastening a hat etc. under the chin. chin up colloq. cheer up. chin-wag sl. n. a talk or chat. --v.intr. (-wagged, -wagging) have a gossip. keep one's chin up colloq. remain cheerful, esp. in adversity. take on the chin 1 suffer a severe blow from (a misfortune etc.). 2 endure courageously. Derivatives: -chinned adj. (in comb.). Etymology: OE cin(n) f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chin Chin, n. [AS. cin, akin to OS. kin, G kinn, Icel. kinn, cheek, Dan. & Sw. kind, L. gena, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. hanu. [root]232.] 1. The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point of the under jaw. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The exterior or under surface embraced between the branches of the lower jaw bone, in birds.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(chins) Your chin is the part of your face that is below your mouth and above your neck. ...a double chin... He rubbed the gray stubble on his chin. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

bandy words, bat the breeze, beat the gums, button, causerie, chat, chew the fat, chew the rag, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, converse, converse with, discourse with, jaw, mentum, prose, rap, shoot the breeze, speak with, spiel, take counsel with, talk, talk together, visit, visit with, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yarn


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