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chin



Pronunciation: (chin), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chin.html on line 81 [key]
n., v., chinned, chin•ning.


n.
1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth.
2. the prominence of the lower jaw.
3. Informal.chin-up.
4. keep one's chin up, to maintain a cheerful disposition in spite of difficulties, disappointments, etc. Also,chin up.
5. take it on the chin, Informal.
a. to suffer defeat; fail completely.
b. to endure suffering or punishment.

v.t.
1. Gymnastics.
a. to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows.
b. to raise (oneself) to this position.
2. to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin.
3. Archaic.to talk to; chatter with.

v.i.
1. Gymnastics.to chin oneself.
2. Slang.to talk; chatter: We sat up all night chinning about our college days.

Chin



Pronunciation: (jin), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chin.html on line 182 [key]
n.
1. Also,Tsin.any of three dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 265–316 (the Western Chin), a.d. 317–420 (the Eastern Chin), and a.d. 936–46 (the Later Chin).
2. a dynasty that ruled in China 1115–1234. Also,Jin.

ch'in



Pronunciation: (chin; Chin. chēn), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chin.html on line 218 [key]
n.
a Chinese zither consisting of an oblong, slightly curved wooden box over which are stretched strings that are stopped with one hand and plucked with the other.

Ch'in



Pronunciation: (chin; Chin. chēn), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chin.html on line 234 [key]
n.
a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 b.c., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China. Also,Qin.

Chin.




1. China.
2. Chinese. Also,Chin

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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