entrails
noun plural Etymology: Middle English entrailles, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, plural of interaneum intestine, from neuter of interaneus interior Date: 14th century 1. bowels, viscera; broadly internal parts 2. the inner workings of something <
the entrails of the movie industry
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  • Entrails — En trails, n. pl. [F. entrailles, LL. intralia, intranea, fr. interaneum, pl. interanea, intestine, interaneus inward, interior, fr. inter between, among, within. See {Internal}.] 1. The internal parts of animal bodies; the bowels; the guts;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entrails — c.1300, from O.Fr. entrailles (12c.), from L.L. intralia inward parts, intestines (8c.), from L. interanea, neut. pl. of interaneus internal, that which is within, from inter between, among (see INTER (Cf. inter )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • entrails — [n] internal organs bowels, guts, innards, insides, internal parts, viscera, vitals; concept 393 …   New thesaurus

  • entrails — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a person s or animal s intestines or internal organs. ORIGIN Latin intralia internal things …   English terms dictionary

  • entrails — [en′trālz, ] also [ en′trəlz] pl.n. [ME & OFr entrailles < ML intralia < L interanea, pl. of interaneum, intestine < interaneus, internal < inter, between: see INTER ] 1. the inner organs of humans or animals; specif., the intestines; …   English World dictionary

  • entrails — [13] Entrails means literally just ‘insides’ – and indeed there is an unbroken semantic undercurrent to the word from earliest times to the present day signifying exactly that (as in ‘entrails of the earth’). It comes ultimately from the Latin… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • entrails — [[t]e̱ntreɪlz[/t]] N PLURAL The entrails of people or animals are their inside parts, especially their intestines. He cut out the steaming entrails. Syn: innards …   English dictionary

  • entrails — [13] Entrails means literally just ‘insides’ – and indeed there is an unbroken semantic undercurrent to the word from earliest times to the present day signifying exactly that (as in ‘entrails of the earth’). It comes ultimately from the Latin… …   Word origins

  • entrails — /en traylz, treuhlz/, n.pl. 1. the internal parts of the trunk of an animal body. 2. the intestines. 3. the internal parts of anything: the entrails of a machine. [1250 1300; ME entrailles < AF, MF < VL *interalia (cf. early ML intralia), alter …   Universalium

  • entrails — plural noun the entrails are removed by the butcher Syn: intestines, bowels, guts, viscera, internal organs, vital organs; offal; informal insides, innards …   Thesaurus of popular words

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