Definitions for stomachˈstʌm ək
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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"
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
Origin: [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.]
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.
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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
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An army marches on its stomach.
It was like getting punched in the stomach.
I was scared, my stomach was aching all day.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
It's important to begin a search on a full stomach.
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