- a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in humans and certain animals, forming an organ for storing, diluting, and digesting food.
- such an organ or an analogous portion of the alimentary canal when divided into two or more sections or parts.
- any one of these sections.
- spirit; courage.
- pride; haughtiness.
- resentment; anger.
verb (used with object)
- stomach ache,
- stomach pump,
- stomach stapling,
- stomach sweetbread,
- stomach tooth
Origin of stomach
Examples from the Web for stomach
Is there a more dreadful sensation than that of your stomach wringing itself out like a washcloth?
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.
Kanye refuses to stomach any rejection, no matter how upper crust.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Against this backdrop, Paul breaking bread with Sharpton may be too much for Republican primary voters to watch or stomach.
But so many years later, I still get a tense feeling in my stomach when I see a strong storm approaching.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His stomach was empty—which he knew, and his soul was empty—which he did not know.
Their stripling chief thrust out his stomach, and he handled his large sword with an unaccustomed flourish.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Functional and structural troubles of the stomach are certainly very intimately associated.
From the blood, thus imperfectly purified, may result kidney troubles and various diseases of the liver and the stomach.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The hot-water-drinking regimen in itself has a decidedly beneficial effect upon the stomach and intestines.Vitality Supreme|Bernarr Macfadden
verb (tr; used mainly in negative constructions)
Word Origin for stomach
c.1300, "internal pouch into which food is digested," from Old French estomac, from Latin stomachus "stomach, throat," also "pride, inclination, indignation" (which were thought to have their origin in that organ), from Greek stomachos "throat, gullet, esophagus," literally "mouth, opening," from stoma "mouth" (see stoma). Applied to the openings of various internal organs, especially the stomach, then to the stomach itself. Some 16c. anatomists tried to correct the sense back to "esophagus" and introduce ventricle for what we call the stomach. Meaning "belly, midriff, part of the body that contains the stomach" is from late 14c. Figurative senses in Latin extended into Middle English (cf. "relish, inclination, desire," 1510s). Stomach ache is from 1763.
"to tolerate, put up with," 1570s, from stomach (n.), probably in reference to digestion; earlier sense was opposite: "to be offended at, resent" (1520s), from Latin stomachari "to be resentful," from stomachus (n.) in its secondary sense of "pride, indignation." Related: Stomached; stomaching.
An organ in the digestive system, on the left side of the body behind the lower rib cage, that receives chewed food from the esophagus. Tiny glands in the stomach's lining secrete gastric juice, which contains acids, mucus, and enzymes. This fluid, along with the muscular churning actions of the stomach, helps transform food into a thick, semifluid mass that can be passed into the small intestine for digestion.
see butterflies in one's stomach; can't stand (stomach) the sight of; eyes are bigger than one's stomach; no stomach for; sick to one's stomach; turn one's stomach.