Definitions for bowelˈbaʊ əl, baʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bow•elˈbaʊ əl, baʊl(n.; v.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, -el•ling.

  1. (n.)Usu., bowels. the intestine.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. bowels, the inward or interior parts: Archaic. feelings of pity or compassion.

    the bowels of the earth.

  3. (v.t.)to disembowel.

Origin of bowel:

1250–1300; ME b(o)uel < OF < L botellus little sausage


Princeton's WordNet

  1. intestine, bowel, gut(noun)

    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bowel(noun)ˈbaʊ əl, baʊl

    the intestine

    bowel cancer


  1. bowel(Noun)

    A part or division of the intestines, usually the large intestine.

  2. bowel(Noun)

    The entrails or intestines; the internal organs of the stomach.

  3. bowel(Noun)

    The (deep) interior of something.

    The treasures were stored in the bowels of the ship.

  4. bowel(Noun)

    The seat of pity or the gentler emotions; pity or mercy.

  5. bowel(Verb)

    To disembowel.

  6. Origin: From boel, from botellus, diminutive of botulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowel(noun)

    one of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; -- generally used in the plural

  2. Bowel(noun)

    hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth

  3. Bowel(noun)

    the seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion

  4. Bowel(noun)


  5. Bowel(verb)

    to take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bowel' in Nouns Frequency: #2355

Anagrams of bowel

  1. below, elbow

Translations for bowel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually in plural) the part of the digestive system below the stomach; the intestines

The surgeon removed part of her bowel.

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