Bowel meaning

bouəl, boul
The interior of something.

In the bowels of the ship.

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(archaic) The inside of the body, regarded as the source of pity, tenderness, etc.; hence, tender emotions.
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(archaic) The seat of pity or the gentler emotions.
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An intestine, esp. of a human being; gut.
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The interior or inner part.

The bowels of the mountain.

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To disembowel.
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The intestine.
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(chiefly medicine) A part or division of the intestines, usually the large intestine.
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(in the plural) The entrails or intestines; the internal organs of the stomach.
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(in the plural, archaic) The seat of pity or the gentler emotions; pity or mercy.
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(in the plural) The (deep) interior of something.

The treasures were stored in the bowels of the ship.

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(now rare) To disembowel.
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move one's bowels
  • to pass waste matter from the large intestine; defecate
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bowel

  • Middle English from Old French boel from Latin botellus small intestine diminutive of botulus sausage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French boel, from Latin botellus, diminutive of botulus (“sausage”).

    From Wiktionary