What does kidney mean?

Definitions for kidney
ˈkɪd nikid·ney

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kidney.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidney(noun)

    either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine

    "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"

GCIDE

  1. Kidney(n.)

    Habit; disposition; sort; kind; as, a man of a different kidney. Shak.

  2. Origin: [OE. kidnei, kidnere, from Icel. koir belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus, AS. cwi womb) + OE. nere kidney; akin to D. nier, G. niere, OHG. nioro, Icel. nra, Dan. nyre, Sw. njure, and probably to Gr. nefro`s Cf. Kite belly.]

Wiktionary

  1. kidney(Noun)

    An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.

  2. kidney(Noun)

    This organ (of an animal) cooked as food

  3. kidney(Noun)

    constitution, temperament, nature

  4. Origin: From kednei, kidenei, from earlier kidnere, kidenere. Of uncertain origin. Probably a compound consisting of *, from cwiþ, cwiþa + nere, from *, from neuran, from negʷh-r-. If so, then related to nier, Niere, nyre, njure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidney(noun)

    a glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland

  2. Kidney(noun)

    habit; disposition; sort; kind

  3. Kidney(noun)

    a waiter

  4. Origin: [OE. kidnei, kidnere, from Icel. koir belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus, AS. cwi womb) + OE. nere kidney; akin to D. nier, G. niere, OHG. nioro, Icel. nra, Dan. nyre, Sw. njure, and probably to Gr. nefro`s Cf. Kite belly.]

Freebase

  1. Kidney

    The kidneys are organs that serve several essential regulatory roles in most animals, including vertebrates and some invertebrates. They are essential in the urinary system and also serve homeostatic functions such as the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid–base balance, and regulation of blood pressure. They serve the body as a natural filter of the blood, and remove wastes which are diverted to the urinary bladder. In producing urine, the kidneys excrete wastes such as urea and ammonium, and they are also responsible for the reabsorption of water, glucose, and amino acids. The kidneys also produce hormones including calcitriol, erythropoietin, and the enzyme renin. Located at the rear of the abdominal cavity in the retroperitoneum, the kidneys receive blood from the paired renal arteries, and drain into the paired renal veins. Each kidney excretes urine into a ureter, itself a paired structure that empties into the urinary bladder. Renal physiology is the study of kidney function, while nephrology is the medical specialty concerned with kidney diseases. Diseases of the kidney are diverse, but individuals with kidney disease frequently display characteristic clinical features. Common clinical conditions involving the kidney include the nephritic and nephrotic syndromes, renal cysts, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infection, nephrolithiasis, and urinary tract obstruction. Various cancers of the kidney exist; the most common adult renal cancer is renal cell carcinoma. Cancers, cysts, and some other renal conditions can be managed with removal of the kidney, or nephrectomy. When renal function, measured by glomerular filtration rate, is persistently poor, dialysis and kidney transplantation may be treatment options. Although they are not severely harmful, kidney stones can be painful and a nuisance. The removal of kidney stones involves ultrasound treatment to break up the stones into smaller pieces, which are then passed through the urinary tract. One common symptom of kidney stones is a sharp pain in the medial/lateral segments of the lower back.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kidney

    kid′ni, n. one of two flattened glands, on each side of the loins, which secrete the urine: temperament, humour, disposition—hence, sort or kind, as in 'of the same kidney,' &c.—ns. Kid′ney-bean, a kind of bean shaped like a kidney; Kid′ney-potā′to, one of various kidney-shaped varieties of the common potato; Kid′ney-vetch, a genus of leguminous plants, the only British species being called Lady's Fingers; Kid′ney-wort, a plant of the genus Saxifrage. [M. E. kidnere—Ice. kviðr, the womb, the belly, Ice. nýra (Ger. niere, a kidney).]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Kidney

    Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kidney

    Men of the same kidney, i.e. of a similar disposition.

How to pronounce kidney?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say kidney in sign language?

  1. kidney

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidney in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of kidney in a Sentence

  1. Irma Hendricks:

    It’s amazing what a kidney does for your body.

  2. Robert Harmon:

    It was a Facebook post. It said, ‘A kidney for Kai.

  3. Richie Sully:

    I have an extra kidney, it’s not like I need them both.

  4. Kirby Williams:

    Kidney cancer is a silent killer; there are really no symptoms.

  5. Aidalis Guanipa:

    I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney.

Images & Illustrations of kidney

  1. kidneykidneykidneykidneykidney

Popularity rank by frequency of use

kidney#1#7631#10000

Translations for kidney

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for kidney »

Translation

Find a translation for the kidney definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these kidney definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"kidney." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Aug. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/kidney>.

Are we missing a good definition for kidney? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for kidney:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.