- Usually bowels. the intestine.
- a part of the intestine.
- the inward or interior parts: the bowels of the earth.
- Archaic. feelings of pity or compassion.
verb (used with object), bow·eled, bow·el·ing or (especially British) bow·elled, bow·el·ling.
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Origin of bowel
OTHER WORDS FROM bowelbow·el·less, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bowel
The last body finally was recovered from the bowels of the ship in October.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The one woman since Rivers to find success in late-night, Chelsea Handler on the bowels of cable on the E!Joan Rivers's Trailblazing, Troubled, and Complicated Role in Late-Night TV|Kevin Fallon|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In my dreams he was a sensual man who also had a hard time moving his bowels.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bacteria in the bowels of livestock are influenced by the antibiotics gobbled up.
I felt I had to tread carefully because the man, were he alive, would not appreciate a discussion of his bowels.
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for the brick wall.
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel who are carried by my bowels, are borne up by my womb.
For as soon as he had ended these words, a dreadful pain in his bowels came upon him, and bitter torments of the inner parts.
Have a cancer in the bowels next week or go off to see a dyin' brother, but don't give evidence at the Logan Trial—don't do it.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
They had unquestionably seen or heard their pursuers; but how had they got into the bowels of the earth to escape them?Overland|John William De Forest