An example of a stomach is the midsection of a cow.
Had no stomach for quarrels.
An example of to stomach is to constantly put up with listening to complainers.
A strong stomach for violent movies.
He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach.
This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent.
The Parliament sit in that body [...] to be his counsellors and dictators, though he stomach it.
- After having consumed much (or little or no) food or drink.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÎ¼Î±Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ (stomakhos), from ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÎ¼Î± (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).