Definitions for: Stomach

[n] an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
[n] the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
[n] an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
[v] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[v] bear to eat; "He cannot stomach raw fish"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him
depart. --Shak.

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

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain.

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

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

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak.

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.

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.

The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the
affront. --L'Estrange.

The Parliament sit in that body . . . to be his
counselors and dictators, though he stomach it.

2. To bear without repugnance; to brook. [Colloq.]

Stom"ach, v. i.
To be angry. [Obs.] --Hooker.

Synonyms: abdomen, abide, bear, belly, breadbasket, brook, endure, put up, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, tum, tummy, venter

See Also: abdominal aorta, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, abomasum, accept, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, allow, appetence, appetency, appetite, arteria colica, arteria gastrica, bear up, bellybutton, body, body part, bowel, colic artery, countenance, craw, crop, digest, digestive tract, digestive tube, epigastric fossa, first stomach, fourth stomach, gastric artery, gastric vein, gastroepiploic vein, gastrointestinal tract, gastroomental vein, GI tract, gut, hold still for, hypochondrium, internal organ, intestine, let, live with, navel, omasum, omphalos, omphalus, pay, permit, pit of the stomach, psalterium, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, sit out, stand for, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, third stomach, torso, trunk, umbilicus, underbelly, underbody, undergo, vena gastrica, vena gastroomentalis, viscus

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