paunch


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paunch

 (pônch, pänch)
n.
1. The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
2. See rumen.

[Middle English paunche, from Old French panche, from Latin pantex.]

paunch

(pɔːntʃ)
n
1. the belly or abdomen, esp when protruding
2. (Zoology) another name for rumen
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a thick mat that prevents chafing
vb (tr)
to stab in the stomach; disembowel
[C14: from Anglo-Norman paunche, from Old French pance, from Latin panticēs (pl) bowels]

paunch

(pɔntʃ, pɑntʃ)

n.
1. a large and protruding belly; potbelly.
2. the belly or abdomen.
[1325–75; Middle English paunche < Anglo-French; Middle French pance < Latin panticēs (pl.) bowels]
paunched, adj.

paunch


Past participle: paunched
Gerund: paunching

Imperative
paunch
paunch
Present
I paunch
you paunch
he/she/it paunches
we paunch
you paunch
they paunch
Preterite
I paunched
you paunched
he/she/it paunched
we paunched
you paunched
they paunched
Present Continuous
I am paunching
you are paunching
he/she/it is paunching
we are paunching
you are paunching
they are paunching
Present Perfect
I have paunched
you have paunched
he/she/it has paunched
we have paunched
you have paunched
they have paunched
Past Continuous
I was paunching
you were paunching
he/she/it was paunching
we were paunching
you were paunching
they were paunching
Past Perfect
I had paunched
you had paunched
he/she/it had paunched
we had paunched
you had paunched
they had paunched
Future
I will paunch
you will paunch
he/she/it will paunch
we will paunch
you will paunch
they will paunch
Future Perfect
I will have paunched
you will have paunched
he/she/it will have paunched
we will have paunched
you will have paunched
they will have paunched
Future Continuous
I will be paunching
you will be paunching
he/she/it will be paunching
we will be paunching
you will be paunching
they will be paunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paunching
you have been paunching
he/she/it has been paunching
we have been paunching
you have been paunching
they have been paunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paunching
you will have been paunching
he/she/it will have been paunching
we will have been paunching
you will have been paunching
they will have been paunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paunching
you had been paunching
he/she/it had been paunching
we had been paunching
you had been paunching
they had been paunching
Conditional
I would paunch
you would paunch
he/she/it would paunch
we would paunch
you would paunch
they would paunch
Past Conditional
I would have paunched
you would have paunched
he/she/it would have paunched
we would have paunched
you would have paunched
they would have paunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paunch - a protruding abdomenpaunch - a protruding abdomen      
adipose tissue, fatty tissue, fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
bay window, potbelly, tummy, corporation, pot - slang for a paunch

paunch

noun belly, beer-belly (informal), spread (informal), corporation (informal), pot, spare tyre (Brit. slang), middle-age spread (informal), potbelly, large abdomen He was developing a paunch.
Translations
كِرْش، بَطْن
břich
topmavevom
pötsi
pocak
ístra
pilvotas
vēders
veľké brucho
şiş göbek

paunch

[pɔːntʃ] Npanza f, barriga f
to have a paunchtener panza, ser barrigón

paunch

[ˈpɔːntʃ] ngros ventre m, bedaine f

paunch

nBauch m, → Wanst m; (of cow etc)Pansen m

paunch

[pɔːntʃ] npancia

paunch

(poːntʃ) noun
a large, round stomach. He developed quite a paunch.
ˈpaunchy adjective
having a paunch. He's become quite paunchy.

paunch

n barriga, panza, panzón m
References in classic literature ?
A stove with a round paunch sat in the middle of the room.
In vain it was to rake for Ambergriese in the paunch of this Leviathan, insufferable fetor denying not inquiry.
Stryver laughed till he shook his precocious paunch.
Nor had Sancho any other care (now that he fancied he was travelling in a safe quarter) than to satisfy his appetite with such remains as were left of the clerical spoils, and so he marched behind his master laden with what Dapple used to carry, emptying the sack and packing his paunch, and so long as he could go that way, he would not have given a farthing to meet with another adventure.
Your own paunch of fat would be enough for any bear to sleep on through the winter.
As for us, we wept and lifted up our hands to heaven on seeing such a horrid sight, for we did not know what else to do; but when the Cyclops had filled his huge paunch, and had washed down his meal of human flesh with a drink of neat milk, he stretched himself full length upon the ground among his sheep, and went to sleep.
I am as healthy as could be, and have grown so fat that I am ashamed to be so sleek of paunch.
He was getting something of a paunch, and sorrow had no effect on it.
Who knowest but that thou mayest catch Robin Hood yet, if thou drinkest less good sack and Malmsey, and bringest down the fat about thy paunch and the dust from out thy brain.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
In the face of that perfect skin, his very fatness and mature, rotund paunch could be nothing other than normal.
General Folsom, nursing his capacious paunch in a window-seat in the smoking-room was defending himself against half-a-dozen excited gentlemen who were demanding that he should do something.