bowels


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bow·el

 (bou′əl, boul)
n.
1.
a. often bowels The intestine.
b. A part or division of the intestine: the large bowel.
2. bowels The interior of something: in the bowels of the ship.
3. bowels Archaic The seat of pity or the gentler emotions.

[Middle English, from Old French boel, from Latin botellus, small intestine, diminutive of botulus, sausage.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowels - the center of the Earth
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

bowels

plural noun
1. guts, insides (informal), intestines, innards (informal), entrails, viscera, vitals Snatched sandwiches and junk food had cemented his bowels.
2. depths, hold, middle, inside, deep, interior, core, belly, midst, remotest part, deepest part, furthest part, innermost part deep in the bowels of the earth
Translations
střeva
tarme
suolisto
crijeva
내장
útroby
mage
ลำไส้
ruột

bowels

[ˈbaʊəlz] npl
[person, animal] → intestins mpl
to open one's bowels, to empty one's bowels, to move one's bowels → déféquer
[building, the earth] → entrailles fpl

bowels

بَطْن střeva tarme Eingeweide έντερα intestinos suolisto intestins crijeva viscere 내장 darmen innvoller wnętrzności intestino кишечник mage ลำไส้ bağırsaklar ruột

bowels

n., pl. intestinos.
References in classic literature ?
Smothered voices were next heard, as though men called to each other in the bowels of the earth, when a sudden light flashed upon those without, and laid bare the much-prized secret of the place.
And if you descend into the bowels of the various leviathans, why there you will not find distinctions a fiftieth part as available to the systematizer as those external ones already enumerated.
Who would think, then, that such fine ladies and gentlemen should regale themselves with an essence found in the inglorious bowels of a sick whale
The seeds of instinct are preserved under the thick hides of cattle and horses, like seeds in the bowels of the earth, an indefinite period.
There it was, as sure a fact and as substantial a fact as any serene volcano, standing innocent with its smokeless summit in the blue sky and giving no sign of the rising hell in its bowels.
He tore his way through his persecutors, flinging one of them clear over the parapet; he bowled a horse and his rider down, and plunged straight for the next, got home with his horns, wounding both horse and man; on again, here and there and this way and that; and one after another he tore the bowels out of two horses so that they gushed to the ground, and ripped a third one so badly that although they rushed him to cover and shoved his bowels back and stuffed the rents with tow and rode him against the bull again, he couldn't make the trip; he tried to gallop, under the spur, but soon reeled and tottered and fell, all in a heap.
No, that song naturally worked an instant and thorough "changement" in her; and not only that, but it stirred the bowels of the whole afflicted region around about there--for--
Scrooge had often heard it said that Marley had no bowels, but he had never believed it until now.
When I saw Umslopogaas, my father, my bowels melted within me, and I longed to run to him and throw myself upon his neck.
MAMMON led them on, MAMMON, the least erected Spirit that fell From heav'n, for ev'n in heav'n his looks & thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heav'ns pavement, trod'n Gold, Then aught divine or holy else enjoy'd In vision beatific: by him first Men also, and by his suggestion taught, Ransack'd the Center, and with impious hands Rifl'd the bowels of thir mother Earth For Treasures better hid.
Ay,'' said the Knight, ``to gnaw the bowels of our nobles with usury, and to gull women and boys with gauds and toys I warrant thee store of shekels in thy Jewish scrap.
For which the astronomers (who have written large systems concerning the stone) assign the following reason: that the magnetic virtue does not extend beyond the distance of four miles, and that the mineral, which acts upon the stone in the bowels of the earth, and in the sea about six leagues distant from the shore, is not diffused through the whole globe, but terminated with the limits of the king's dominions; and it was easy, from the great advantage of such a superior situation, for a prince to bring under his obedience whatever country lay within the attraction of that magnet.