Definitions for stomachˈstʌm ək
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a saclike enlargement of the vertebrate alimentary canal, forming an organ for storing and partially digesting food.
any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates.
the part of the body containing the stomach; belly or abdomen.
appetite for food.
desire; inclination; liking:
I have no stomach for this trip.
Obs. spirit; courage. pride; haughtiness. resentment; anger.
(v.t.)to endure or tolerate; bear.
Obs. to be offended at; resent.
Origin of stomach:
1300–50; ME < L stomachus gullet, stomach < Gk stómachos orig., opening; akin to stoma
stomach, tummy, tum, breadbasket(noun)
an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
abdomen, venter, stomach, belly(noun)
the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness
"he had no stomach for a fight"
an appetite for food
"exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
bear to eat
"He cannot stomach raw fish"
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
the organ into which food passes after you have eaten it
food digesting in the stomach
the area of your body just below your chest
a fat stomach
An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
I have no stomach for a fight today.
To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something.
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).
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
the desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef
hence appetite in general; inclination; desire
violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness
pride; haughtiness; arrogance
to resent; to remember with anger; to dislike
to bear without repugnance; to brook
to be angry
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3353
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3368
Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Nouns Frequency: #1350
Translations for stomach
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the bag-like organ in the body into which food passes when swallowed, and where most of it is digested.
- كيس المَعِدَهArabic
- estômagoPortuguese (BR)
- der MagenGerman
- आमाशय, पक्वाशयHindi
- mage, magsäckSwedish
- 胃Chinese (Trad.)
- dạ dàyVietnamese
- 胃Chinese (Simp.)
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