Definitions for stomachˈstʌm ək

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stom•achˈstʌm ək(n.)

  1. a saclike enlargement of the vertebrate alimentary canal, forming an organ for storing and partially digesting food.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates.

    Category: Invertebrates

  3. the part of the body containing the stomach; belly or abdomen.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. appetite for food.

  5. desire; inclination; liking:

    I have no stomach for this trip.

  6. Obs. spirit; courage. pride; haughtiness. resentment; anger.

  7. (v.t.)to endure or tolerate; bear.

  8. Obs. to be offended at; resent.

Origin of stomach:

1300–50; ME < L stomachus gullet, stomach < Gk stómachos orig., opening; akin to stoma

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stomach, tummy, tum, breadbasket(noun)

    an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

  2. abdomen, venter, stomach, belly(noun)

    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

  3. stomach(noun)

    an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness

    "he had no stomach for a fight"

  4. stomach(verb)

    an appetite for food

    "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"

  5. stomach(verb)

    bear to eat

    "He cannot stomach raw fish"

  6. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stomach(noun)ˈstʌm ək

    the organ into which food passes after you have eaten it

    food digesting in the stomach

  2. stomachˈstʌm ək

    the area of your body just below your chest

    a fat stomach

Wiktionary

  1. stomach(Noun)

    An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.

  2. stomach(Noun)

    The belly.

  3. stomach(Noun)

    Pride, haughtiness.

  4. stomach(Noun)

    Appetite.

  5. stomach(Noun)

    Desire, appetite (for something abstract).

    I have no stomach for a fight today.

  6. stomach(Verb)

    To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something.

  7. Origin: From stomak, from estomac, from stomachus, from στόμαχος, from στόμα. Displaced native Middle English mawe (from Old English maga), Middle English bouk (from Old English buc, see bucket).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stomach(noun)

    an enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See Digestion, and Gastric juice, under Gastric

  2. Stomach(noun)

    the desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef

  3. Stomach(noun)

    hence appetite in general; inclination; desire

  4. Stomach(noun)

    violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness

  5. Stomach(noun)

    pride; haughtiness; arrogance

  6. Stomach(verb)

    to resent; to remember with anger; to dislike

  7. Stomach(verb)

    to bear without repugnance; to brook

  8. Stomach(verb)

    to be angry

Freebase

  1. Stomach

    The stomach is a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the digestion system which functions as an important organ of the digestive tract in some animals, including vertebrates, echinoderms, insects, and molluscs. It is involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication. The stomach is located between the esophagus and the small intestine. It secretes protein-digesting enzymes called protease and strong acids to aid in food digestion, through smooth muscular contortions before sending partially digested food to the small intestines. The word stomach is derived from the Latin stomachus which is derived from the Greek word stomachos, ultimately from stoma, "mouth". The words gastro- and gastric are both derived from the Greek word gaster.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stomach

    An organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of the DUODENUM.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3353

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3368

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Nouns Frequency: #1350


Translations for stomach

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stomach(noun)

the bag-like organ in the body into which food passes when swallowed, and where most of it is digested.

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