Stomach Definition

stŭmək
stomachs
noun
stomachs
The large, saclike organ of vertebrates into which food passes from the esophagus or gullet for storage while undergoing the early processes of digestion.
Webster's New World
Any of the separate sections of such a digestive organ, as in ruminants, or all these sections collectively.
Webster's New World
Any enlarged storage portion of the digestive cavity, as in invertebrates.
Webster's New World
Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided.
American Heritage Medicine
The abdomen, or belly.
Webster's New World
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verb
To be able to eat or digest.
Webster's New World
To tolerate; bear; endure.
Webster's New World
To resent.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

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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Antonyms:
rejectrefuse
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idiom
on a full (<i>or</i> an empty) stomach
  • after having consumed much (or little or no) food or drink
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Stomach

Noun

Singular:
stomach
Plural:
stomachs

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stomach

  • on a full (or an empty) stomach

Origin of Stomach

  • 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

  • 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

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