innards


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in·nards

 (ĭn′ərdz)
pl.n. Informal
1. Internal bodily organs; viscera.
2. The inner parts, as of a machine.

[Alteration of inwards, pl. of inward.]

innards

(ˈɪnədz)
pl n
1. (Anatomy) the internal organs of the body, esp the viscera
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the interior parts or components of anything, esp the working parts
[C19: colloquial variant of inwards]

in•nards

(ˈɪn ərdz)

n.pl.
1. the internal parts of the body; entrails or viscera.
2. the internal mechanism, parts, structure, etc., of something: an engine's innards.
[1815–25; variant of inwards]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.innards - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)innards - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity); "`viscera' is the plural form of `viscus'"
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body

innards

plural noun
1. intestines, insides (informal), guts, entrails, viscera, vitals What happens to the innards of a carcass hung up for butchery?
2. works, mechanism, guts (informal) The innards of the PC are built into the desk.
Translations

innards

[ˈɪnədz] NPLtripas fpl

innards

[ˈɪnərdz] nplentrailles fpl

innards

plInnereien pl (also fig), → Eingeweide pl

innards

[ˈɪnədz] npl (fam) → budella fpl
References in classic literature ?
When she comes spluttering down, out go your innards.
The moment you mention innards to some people, they will block it off and never entertain the idea of putting such stuff in their mouths.
SHEEP had their throats cut by thieves who removed their innards at the scene and stole the carcasses in a barbaric case of sheep rustling in Kirklees.
A FORMER soldier who knifed his friend so badly his innards were hanging out changed his plea to guilty after hearing a 999 call recording of himself saying to the injured man "My God, I've stabbed you mate
Thousands of sufferers often need a high-risk op as soon as they are diagnosed because the tumour is blocking their innards.
But apparently I wasn't, and now I am paying for it with what feels like two fistfuls of fluffy meat calcifying my innards.
Blow up the executor's [Israel's] innards / Bring back the period of Martyrdom-seeking (i.
They not only plant a solid plug in your chamber, but they protect your firearm's innards from dust and debris too.
You can do a non-edible version by using the pumpkin innards for the sick.
iPhone 6C, which could contain the iPhone 6's innards, but be available with a
Six robots gutted the animals, cutting around the rectum, slicing open the belly, splitting the sternum, and hauling out the innards, which were deposited on plastic trays--one tray per pig.
and colleagues tweaked a technique to see cells' innards (SN Online: 10/8/14).