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ˈblæd ərblad·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bladder, vesicanoun

    a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)

  2. bladdernoun

    a bag that fills with air

Wiktionary

  1. bladdernoun

    A flexible sac that can expand and contract and that holds liquids or gases.

    Etymology: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).

  2. bladdernoun

    Specifically, the urinary bladder.

    Etymology: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).

  3. bladdernoun

    A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.

    Etymology: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).

  4. bladdernoun

    The inflatable bag inside various balls used in sports, such as footballs and rugby balls.

    Etymology: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).

  5. bladdernoun

    A sealed, plastic bag that contains wine and is usually packaged in a cask.

    Etymology: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bladdernoun

    a bag or sac in animals, which serves as the receptacle of some fluid; as, the urinary bladder; the gall bladder; -- applied especially to the urinary bladder, either within the animal, or when taken out and inflated with air

  2. Bladdernoun

    any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid

  3. Bladdernoun

    a distended, membranaceous pericarp

  4. Bladdernoun

    anything inflated, empty, or unsound

  5. Bladderverb

    to swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate

  6. Bladderverb

    to put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bladder

    blad′ėr, n. a thin bag distended with liquid or air: the receptacle for the urine.—adjs. Bladd′ered, Bladd′ery, swollen like a bladder.—n. Bladd′erwort, a genus of slender aquatic plants, the leaves floating. [A.S. blǽdreblawan; Old Ger. blahan, blajan, to blow; Ger. blase, bladder—blasen, to blow; cf. L. flat-us, breath.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bladder

    A type of organ.

    Humans and animals have a bladder.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'bladder' in Nouns Frequency: #2921

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bladder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bladder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bladder in a Sentence

  1. Max Maizels:

    Keep things that may irritate the bladder away from the diet while the bedwetting is resolving like carbonated beverages, citrus, melons, caffeinated foods.

  2. Patricio Gargollo:

    The easiest way to picture it is like an open book; the bladder is the pages. To close that book up so you don’t see the pages, you sew it back together and put all the muscle and skin on top of that. The backbone of the book is the pelvic bone.

  3. Debra Silverman:

    In studies coming from Chile, Taiwan and Argentina where people were drinking water with high levels of arsenic, they had increased levels of bladder cancer mortality.

  4. Amy George:

    Overactive bladder is a syndrome defined by urinary urgency, frequency, and nocturia—somebody wakes up at night to go to the restroom.

  5. Jaap Bonjer:

    We only included patients whose cancers had not invaded adjacent organs such as the bladder and ureters, with patients who have larger cancers, it needs to be done open because it's too complex to do laparoscopically.

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