- The bowel is defined as the inner part of something.
- A tiny office in the basement of a building on a big campus is an example of an office in the bowels of the campus.
- The part of your intestines between your stomach and your anus is an example of your bowel.
bowel definition by Webster's New World
- an intestine, esp. of a human being; gut: usually used in pl.
- the interior or inner part: the bowels of the mountain
- Archaic the inside of the body, regarded as the source of pity, tenderness, etc.; hence, tender emotions
Origin: Middle English bouel ; from boele ; from Old French buele ; from Midieval Latin botellum, intestine ; from Classical Latin botellus, diminutive of botulus, sausage, via Oscan or Umbrian ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwet-, a swelling from source Old English cwitha, womb
bowel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The intestine. Often used in the plural.b. A part or division of the intestine: the large bowel.
- bowels The interior of something: in the bowels of the ship.
- bowels Archaic The seat of pity or the gentler emotions.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French boel, from Latin botellus, small intestine, diminutive of botulus, sausage.
bowel - Medical Definition
bowel - Phrases/Idioms
move one's bowels
bowel - Science Definition