Stomach meaning

stŭmək
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The definition of a stomach is the part of the body that stores and digests food.

An example of a stomach is the midsection of a cow.

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An appetite for food.
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A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant.

Had no stomach for quarrels.

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To stomach is defined as to bear or deal with something.

An example of to stomach is to constantly put up with listening to complainers.

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Pride.
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To bear; tolerate.
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To resent.
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Desire or inclination of any kind.
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An ability to tolerate or endure something.

A strong stomach for violent movies.

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The abdomen or belly.
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Any enlarged storage portion of the digestive cavity, as in invertebrates.
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The abdomen, or belly.
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Appetite for food.
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Character or disposition.
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To be able to eat or digest.
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To tolerate; bear; endure.
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To resent.
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The abdomen or belly.
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A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
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Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, or abomasum).
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An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
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(informal) The belly.
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Shakespeare.

He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach.

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John Locke.

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

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A good stomach for roast beef.
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(figuratively) Desire, appetite (for something abstract).

I have no stomach for a fight today.

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To tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.

I really can't stomach jobs involving that much paperwork, but some people seem to tolerate them.

I can't stomach her cooking.

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Milton.

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

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Courage; spirit.
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A saclike muscular organ in vertebrate animals that stores and breaks down ingested food. Food enters the stomach from the esophagus and passes to the small intestine through the pylorus. Glands in the stomach secrete hydrochloric acid and the digestive enzyme pepsin.
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on a full (or an empty) stomach
  • After having consumed much (or little or no) food or drink.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on a full (<i>or</i> an empty) stomach

Origin of stomach

  • Middle English from Old French stomaque, estomac from Latin stomachus from Greek stomakhos gullet from stoma mouth

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

  • From Middle English stomak, from Old French estomac, from Latin stomachus, from Ancient Greek στόμαχος (stomakhos), from στόμα (stoma, “mouth"). Displaced native Middle English mawe (“stomach, maw") (from Old English maga), Middle English bouk, buc (“belly, stomach") (from Old English buc (“belly, stomach"), see bucket).

    From Wiktionary