Crossword clues for chin
- It may be cut by an uppercut
- Something most people don't want two of
- With 67-Across, attachment to a string instrument
- Something a thoughtful person strokes
- The protruding part of the lower jaw
- Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
- Do pull-ups
- Place for an imperial
- Dick Tracy prominence
- Yak or jaw
- Chew the rag
- Gossip or gab
- Double feature, at times
- Gossip away
- Facial prominence
- Gab; yak
- Boxer's target
- Have a gabfest
- Vandyke place
- Pull oneself up to the bar
- Gym exercise
- Goatee's place
- It may be stroked
- Where a sock goes?
- Do a gym exercise
- Goatee's location
- Goatee site
- Goatee's locale
- End of a punch?
- It might be cut by an uppercut
- Place for a Vandyke
- "Double" facial feature
- Spot for a goatee
- Vandyke locale
- Shoot the breeze
- Uppercut target
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chin \Chin\ (ch[i^]n), n. [AS. cin, akin to OS. kin, G kinn, Icel. kinn, cheek, Dan. & Sw. kind, L. gena, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. hanu. [root]232.]
The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point of the under jaw.
(Zo["o]l.) The exterior or under surface embraced between the branches of the lower jaw bone, in birds.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English cin, cinn "chin" (but in some compounds suggesting an older, broader sense of "jawbone"); a general Germanic word (compare Old Saxon and Old High German kinni; Old Norse kinn; German Kinn "chin;" Gothic kinnus "cheek"), from PIE root *genu- "chin, jawbone" (cognates: Sanskrit hanuh, Avestan zanu- "chin;" Armenian cnawt "jawbone, cheek;" Lithuanian žándas "jawbone;" Greek genus "lower jaw," geneion "chin;" Old Irish gin "mouth," Welsh gen "jawbone, chin").
1590s, "to press (affectionately) chin to chin," from chin (n.). Meaning "to bring to the chin" (of a fiddle) is from 1869. Slang meaning "talk, gossip" is from 1883, American English. Related: Chinned; chinning. Athletic sense of "raise one's chin over" (a raised bar, for exercise) is from 1880s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 The bottom of a face, especially, the lower jaw or the region below the mouth. 2 (context slang US English) talk. 3 (context slang British English) A falsehood. 4 (context boxing uncountable English) The ability to withstand being punched in the face without being knock out. vb. 1 (context slang intransitive English) To talk. 2 To perform a chin-up. 3 (context UK transitive English) To punch (someone)'s chin (gloss: part of the body). Etymology 2
n. (context endearing English) a chinchill
The chin is the lowermost part of the human face.
- Double chin, an extra layer of fat that protrudes from underneath the chin
- Cleft chin, a chin with a dimple in the center
- Chin-up, a strength training exercise
- Chin (boxing), "a good chin", a boxer's ability to tolerate hard punches in the face without being knocked out
- Chinface, a comical performance where eyes are drawn on the chin and it is filmed upside-down
Chin may also refer to:
In describing the customs of the Mayas inhabiting the Verapaz province (including the Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz) of 16th-century Guatemala, Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas mentions sexual relationships, regulated by customary law, between unmarried young men and boys, as well as similar relations prevailing among adolescents receiving instruction in the temples. Chin, together with Cu, Cavil ('idol'), and Maran, is mentioned as the name of the male deity said to have demonstrated homosexual intercourse with another 'demon', and thereby to have introduced such relationships: "From that time on some fathers gave their sons a little boy to be used as a woman; and if someone else took the boy, they demanded pay as is done when someone violates another's wife." Institutionalized pederastic prostitution, including transvestism, is recorded in 17th-century Spanish reports of the Itzá Mayas living in the Petén. Among the Classic Period scenes found in a cave of Naj Tunich is a depiction of a naked, sexually excited male creature embracing a nude Maya nobleman, possibly by way of initiation.
The chin or the mental region is the area of the face below the lower lip and including the mandibular prominence. It is formed by the lower front of the mandible. In humans there is a wide variety of chin structures, e.g. cleft chin.
In human evolution, the chin is a cladistic apomorphy, partially defining anatomically modern humans as distinct from archaic forms. Non-human anthropoid apes have a simian shelf for example. Elephants are the only other animals considered to display such a feature, although this leads to debate over the use of the term.
The chin emerged during the Middle and Late Pleistocene, but its origin and biomechanical significance are the subjects of controversy. Prominent hypotheses include buttressing the jaw against stresses resulting from speech or chewing as well as simple sexual selection through mate choice. With the advent of more advanced computational facilities, finite element analyses have been used to support hypotheses involving mechanical stress. On the other hand, increased availability of data regarding sexual dimorphism in chins has also lent support to the sexual selection hypothesis as sexual dimorphism is more difficult to explain under other regimes. It is possible that multiple causal factors have played a role in the chin's evolution.
In combat sports such as boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a fighter's chin is a figurative term that refers to an ability to tolerate physical trauma to the head without being knocked unconscious. The fictional Rocky Balboa character of the Rocky franchise epitomizes the concept of a boxer with a granite chin.
CHIN is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts multilingual programming at AM 1540 in Toronto, Ontario. It is a Class B station broadcasting on a clear-channel shared by The U.S. and The Bahamas. It is owned by CHIN Radio/TV International, and also has an FM rebroadcaster at 91.9 to fill in reception gaps in parts of the Toronto area — this should not be confused with CHIN-FM, which offers a distinct program schedule. CHIN's studios are located on College Street in the Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood of Toronto, while its AM transmitters are located on Lakeshore Avenue on the Toronto Islands, and the FM rebroadcaster is located atop an apartment tower complex near Bathurst and Sheppard in Toronto's Clanton Park neighbourhood.
The station, one of Canada's first multilingual broadcast outlets along with Montreal's CFMB, was launched in 1966 by Toronto broadcaster Johnny Lombardi. CHIN-FM was launched the following year, and a second FM signal acting as the AM station's FM rebroadcaster was added in 1997 (at 101.3 MHz) with the call letters CHIN-1-FM.
On April 17, 2003, Radio 1540 Ltd. was given approval to change the frequency of CHIN-1-FM Toronto from 101.3 MHz to 91.9 MHz and to increase the effective radiated power from 22 to 35 watts.
CHIN's daytime lineup consists primarily of Chinese ( Cantonese & Mandarin) and Italian programming, with some Albanian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Greek, Irish, Jewish, Romanian, Somali, Spanish and Ukrainian programming airing on Saturdays & Sundays.
On January 14, 2011, CHIN received approval to increase the effective radiated power for the CHIN-FM-1 91.9 FM transmitter from 161 to 1,850 watts (maximum ERP from 350 to 5,000 watts with an antenna height above average terrain of 86 metres).
On February 10, 2016, CHIN dropped the simulcast of China Radio International in the evening and overnight hours and replaced it with dance music-formatted programming originating from internet broadcaster "DJFM Toronto."
Usage examples of "chin".
Granpa spoke no Afrikaans and she no English so she thumped up and down in silence with her chins squashing onto her chest with every bump of the old truck.
I was in mid-air for an agelong enough to chew and swallow a tongueand then I hit on my stomach, rocked forward on my receding chest and two of my chins, and slid.
Mother Aglee, younger than Jonea, but showing tired lines around her mobile lips, rested her chin in her hand.
After another minute or so with nothing but a few eye blinks lending her face a live look, she shook her head a slightly, moving her chin a bare inch each way, then with her eyes glued to Andi until the final second, she slipped out the door without comment.
Nom Anor shifted his weight forward, resting his chin on his knuckles as he stared into the optical jelly.
As she saw the last time, the lines seemed especially predominant near his chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead areas, running mostly vertical on his forehead, diagonally and horizontally on his nose, vertically and diagonally on his chin and cheekbones, with a strange sort of oval or circular pattern around his eyes.
Not only did his strange hair stand out blatantly, but so did the taut, blue tendons beneath his skin, especially by his cheekbones, nose, and chin, the tensest areas of his skin.
Staffa leaned back in the command chair, elbow braced on an armrest, chin cupped in his palm.
As tears ran through the blood on his face and trailed down his chin, Aspar realized that even fifteen had been an overestimate.
Urge undertake immediate measures translation Esslemonts New Era into Nepali Assamese Chin languages.
Her cheekbones were high and flat and just beginning to take on that bronze tint he had noticed during previous summers, all gifts of her Aleut heritage, although the high bridge of her nose was all Anglo and the jut of her chin as Athabascan as it got.
He jerked with his chin toward the last of the long houses where boys played with small baggataway sticks in a noisy game.
Even intellect condescends to intellectual jugglery, balancing thoughts as a juggler balances pipes on his chin.
He fired and the ball took Barker under the chin, and then a musket banged from the courtyard and tore a splinter from the balustrade beside Sharpe.
Hearing his breath suck in, she nipped his bottom lip, then his chin, moving further down, taking the small sting of her bites away with concupiscent, open-mouthed kisses.