What does bladder mean?

Definitions for bladder
ˈblæd ərblad·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bladder, vesica(noun)

    a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)

  2. bladder(noun)

    a bag that fills with air

Wiktionary

  1. bladder(Noun)

    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. bladder(Noun)

    Specifically, the urinary bladder.

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

  3. bladder(Noun)

    A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.

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

  4. bladder(Noun)

    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. bladder(Noun)

    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. Bladder(noun)

    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. Bladder(noun)

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

  3. Bladder(noun)

    a distended, membranaceous pericarp

  4. Bladder(noun)

    anything inflated, empty, or unsound

  5. Bladder(verb)

    to swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate

  6. Bladder(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Amy George:

    Going to the restroom very frequently but having small-volume voids is classic overactive bladder.

  3. Max Maizels:

    Most instances of bedwetting, whether they run in the family or not, have to do with heavy sleep and a sluggish coordination between bladder signals that say ‘take me to the bathroom’ and a deep level of sleep that prevents the signals from reaching awareness.

  4. Amy George:

    Because of that injury, there can be a miscommunication between the brain and bladder—the bladder has a mind of its own, and instead of staying nice and calm until [it's full], your bladder has involuntary spasms throughout the day.

  5. Benjamin Hooks:

    I wish I could tell you every time I was on the highway and couldn’t use a restroom, my bladder is messed up because of that. Stomach is messed up from eating cold sandwiches.

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