Stomach
Stomach Stom"ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire. [1913 Webster]

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or for injecting them into it.

{Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction into the stomach.

{Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach. [1913 Webster]


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  • stomach — c.1300, internal pouch into which food is digested, from O.Fr. estomac, from L. stomachus stomach, throat, also pride, inclination, indignation (which were thought to have their origin in that organ), from Gk. stomachos throat, gullet, esophagus …   Etymology dictionary

  • stomach — ► NOUN 1) the internal organ in which the first part of digestion occurs. 2) the abdominal area of the body; the belly. 3) an appetite or desire for something: they had no stomach for a fight. ► VERB 1) consume (food or drink) without feeling or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stomached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stomaching}.] [Cf. L. stomachari, v.t. & i., to be angry or vexed at a thing.] 1. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike. Shak. [1913 Webster] The lion began to show his teeth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach — [n1] digestive organ of animate being; exterior abdomen, abdominal region, belly, below the belt*, breadbasket*, gut, inside, insides, maw*, paunch, pot*, potbelly*, solar plexus, spare tire*, tummy*; concepts 393,420 stomach [n2] appetite… …   New thesaurus

  • stomach — [stum′ək, stum′ik] n. [ME stomak < OFr estomac < L stomachus, gullet, esophagus, stomach < Gr stomachos, throat, gullet < stoma, mouth: see STOMA] 1. a) the large, saclike organ of vertebrates into which food passes from the esophagus …   English World dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, v. i. To be angry. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach — index endure (suffer), tolerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stomach — *abdomen, belly, paunch, gut …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stomach — noun 1 part of the body where food is digested ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, full ▪ You shouldn t drink wine on an empty stomach (= without eating food). ▪ dodgy (BrE, informal), queasy, upset …   Collocations dictionary

  • Stomach — Infobox Anatomy Name = Stomach Latin = Ventriculus Greek = Gaster GraySubject = 247 GrayPage = 1161 Caption = The location of the stomach in the body. Caption2=Diagram from [http://training.seer.cancer.gov/ss module07 ugi/unit02 sec02… …   Wikipedia

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