What does stomach mean?

Definitions for stomach
ˈstʌm əkstom·ach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stomach, tummy, tum, breadbasket(noun)

    an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

  2. abdomen, venter, stomach, belly(noun)

    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

  3. stomach(noun)

    an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness

    "he had no stomach for a fight"

  4. stomach(verb)

    an appetite for food

    "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"

  5. stomach(verb)

    bear to eat

    "He cannot stomach raw fish"

  6. 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"


  1. stomach(Noun)

    An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.

  2. stomach(Noun)

    The belly.

  3. stomach(Noun)

    Pride, haughtiness.

  4. stomach(Noun)


  5. stomach(Noun)

    Desire, appetite (for something abstract).

    I have no stomach for a fight today.

  6. stomach(Verb)

    To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something.

  7. 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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stomach(noun)

    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

  2. Stomach(noun)

    the desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef

  3. Stomach(noun)

    hence appetite in general; inclination; desire

  4. Stomach(noun)

    violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness

  5. Stomach(noun)

    pride; haughtiness; arrogance

  6. Stomach(verb)

    to resent; to remember with anger; to dislike

  7. Stomach(verb)

    to bear without repugnance; to brook

  8. Stomach(verb)

    to be angry

  9. Origin: [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.]


  1. Stomach

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stomach

    stum′ak, n. the strong muscular bag into which the food passes when swallowed, and where it is principally digested: the cavity in any animal for the digestion of its food: appetite, relish for food, inclination generally: disposition, spirit, courage, pride, spleen.—v.t. to brook or put up with: to turn the stomach of: to resent.—adj. Stom′achal.—ns. Stom′acher, a part of the dress covering the front of the body, generally forming the lower part of the bodice in front, sometimes richly ornamented: a large brooch; Stomach′ic, a medicine for the stomach.—adjs. Stomach′ic, -al, pertaining to the stomach: strengthening or promoting the action of the stomach; Stom′achous (Spens.), angry, stout, obstinate.—ns. Stom′ach-pump, a syringe with a flexible tube for withdrawing fluids from the stomach, or injecting them into it; Stom′ach-stag′gers, a disease in horses due to a paralytic affection of the stomach. [O. Fr. estomac—L. stomachus—Gr. stomachos, the throat, stomach—stoma, a mouth.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stomach

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3353

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3368

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stomach' in Nouns Frequency: #1350

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stomach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stomach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stomach in a Sentence

  1. Malati Hajong:

    But I need to fill my stomach.

  2. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    An army marches on its stomach.

  3. Charles Poveromo:

    It was like getting punched in the stomach.

  4. Caitlin Blaylock:

    I was scared, my stomach was aching all day.

  5. Ashley Stanley:

    My heart hurts and I feel sick to my stomach.

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