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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


  1. bladder(Noun)

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

  2. bladder(Noun)

    Specifically, the urinary bladder.

  3. bladder(Noun)

    A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.

  4. bladder(Noun)

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

  5. bladder(Noun)

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

  6. Origin: 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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  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. Alfred Hitchcock:

    The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

  2. Amy George:

    When the bladder gets distended, it sends a signal to the brain saying it needs to empty.

  3. Thais Aliabadi:

    Inability to fully empty the bladder, blockages in the urinary tract, and anatomical defects.

  4. Amy George:

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

  5. Ellen Mowry:

    Caffeine can irritate the bladder, increasing problems with urination that some people with MS already experience.

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