- 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)
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Origin of stomach
Example sentences from the Web for stomach
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He flipped the two women onto their stomachs, flex-cuffing their wrists.
The worst were the stories about three dead abductees found in a river in Sloviansk with their stomachs cut open.The 26-Year-Old Woman Searching for Ukraine’s Disappeared|Anna Nemtsova|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Badger-backers, pure dread began to well in their collective stomachs.Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exhibition begins with a photo of two mermaids posed side-by-side on their stomachs with their tails sticking up in the air.
The yams and plantains did not suit stomachs accustomed to good oatmeal.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Their stomachs are delicate, and need gentle, moderate changes, when necessary to make them at all.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
We hadnt had fried eggs at every turn in the West Indies for nothing, our stomachs were becoming acclimated.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
Debauchee King August had a touch of genuine human good-humor in him; poor devil, and had the best of stomachs.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
We started off running at top speed, then dropping flat on our stomachs to fetch our breath and rest our aching arms.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
British Dictionary definitions for stomach
verb (tr; used mainly in negative constructions)
Word Origin for stomach
Medical definitions for stomach
Scientific definitions for stomach
Cultural definitions for stomach
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.
Idioms and Phrases with stomach
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.