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stomach
cutaway of an adult human stomach

stom·ach

 (stŭm′ək)
n.
1.
a. The enlarged, saclike portion of the digestive tract, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
b. A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
c. Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided.
2. The abdomen or belly.
3. An appetite for food.
4. A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant: had no stomach for quarrels.
5. Courage; spirit.
6. Obsolete Pride.
tr.v. stom·ached, stom·ach·ing, stom·achs
1. To bear; tolerate.
2. Obsolete To resent.

[Middle English, from Old French stomaque, estomac, from Latin stomachus, from Greek stomakhos, gullet, from stoma, mouth.]

stomach

(ˈstʌmək)
n
1. (Anatomy) (in vertebrates) the enlarged muscular saclike part of the alimentary canal in which food is stored until it has been partially digested and rendered into chyme.
2. (Zoology) the corresponding digestive organ in invertebrates
3. the abdominal region
4. desire, appetite, or inclination: I have no stomach for arguments.
5. an archaic word for temper
6. an obsolete word for pride
vb (tr; used mainly in negative constructions)
7. to tolerate; bear: I can't stomach his bragging.
8. (Physiology) to eat or digest: he cannot stomach oysters.
[C14: from Old French stomaque, from Latin stomachus (believed to be the seat of the emotions), from Greek stomakhos, from stoma mouth]

stom•ach

(ˈstʌm ək)

n.
1. a saclike enlargement of the vertebrate alimentary canal, forming an organ for storing and partially digesting food.
2. any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates.
3. the part of the body containing the stomach; belly or abdomen.
4. appetite for food.
5. desire; inclination; liking: I have no stomach for this trip.
6. Obs.
a. spirit; courage.
b. pride; haughtiness.
c. resentment; anger.
v.t.
7. to endure or tolerate; bear.
8. Obs. to be offended at; resent.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin stomachus gullet, stomach < Greek stómachos orig., opening; akin to stoma]

stom·ach

(stŭm′ək)
1. A sac-like, muscular organ in vertebrate animals that stores food and is a main organ of digestion. It is located between the esophagus and the small intestine.
2. A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
3. Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided; the rumen, reticulum, omasum, or abomasum.

Stomach

 

See Also: BODY, FATNESS, SHAPE, THINNESS

  1. A beer gut like a beach ball —Rick Borsten
  2. A belly like a huge alabaster bowl —Paule Marshall
  3. Belly like a meadow —John D. MacDonald
  4. Belly … round as a tub —Will Weaver
  5. Belly stuck out like a full moon —Carlos Baker
  6. (My soft) belly that hangs over my shorts like the cap of a mushroom —Ira Wood
  7. Belly tight as a drumhead —George Garrett
  8. Big belly all puffed out in front like he took a tube in the morning and blew it up as far as it would go —George Garrett
  9. A big belly that hung over his pants like a melon —Gloria Norris
  10. Carried his paunch like something stolen and badly hidden beneath his shirt —John Irving
  11. Her belly looked like a balloon —Tony Ardizzone
  12. Her [pregnant] belly rises, tight as a beach ball —François Camoin
  13. Her belly split like a backside by her caesarian scar —Alice McDermott
  14. His abdomen looked like the carapace of a lobster, all rock-hard, etched, and segmented musculature —Jonathan Valin
  15. His gut protruded like a basketball pumped to maximum pressure per square inch —Sue Grafton
  16. The jowls of his belly crawl and swell like the sea —Karl Shapiro

    This vivid simile is the opening line of a poem entitled The Glutton.

  17. Stomach … hard as a cord of wood —Richard Ford
  18. Stomach hard as a washboard —Cynthia Ozick
  19. Stomach [of pregnant woman] like a globe —Ruth McLaughlin
  20. Tight potbelly like a swallowed ball —Peter Matthiessen

stomach


Past participle: stomached
Gerund: stomaching

Imperative
stomach
stomach
Present
I stomach
you stomach
he/she/it stomachs
we stomach
you stomach
they stomach
Preterite
I stomached
you stomached
he/she/it stomached
we stomached
you stomached
they stomached
Present Continuous
I am stomaching
you are stomaching
he/she/it is stomaching
we are stomaching
you are stomaching
they are stomaching
Present Perfect
I have stomached
you have stomached
he/she/it has stomached
we have stomached
you have stomached
they have stomached
Past Continuous
I was stomaching
you were stomaching
he/she/it was stomaching
we were stomaching
you were stomaching
they were stomaching
Past Perfect
I had stomached
you had stomached
he/she/it had stomached
we had stomached
you had stomached
they had stomached
Future
I will stomach
you will stomach
he/she/it will stomach
we will stomach
you will stomach
they will stomach
Future Perfect
I will have stomached
you will have stomached
he/she/it will have stomached
we will have stomached
you will have stomached
they will have stomached
Future Continuous
I will be stomaching
you will be stomaching
he/she/it will be stomaching
we will be stomaching
you will be stomaching
they will be stomaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stomaching
you have been stomaching
he/she/it has been stomaching
we have been stomaching
you have been stomaching
they have been stomaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stomaching
you will have been stomaching
he/she/it will have been stomaching
we will have been stomaching
you will have been stomaching
they will have been stomaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stomaching
you had been stomaching
he/she/it had been stomaching
we had been stomaching
you had been stomaching
they had been stomaching
Conditional
I would stomach
you would stomach
he/she/it would stomach
we would stomach
you would stomach
they would stomach
Past Conditional
I would have stomached
you would have stomached
he/she/it would have stomached
we would have stomached
you would have stomached
they would have stomached

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A muscular bag-like part of the alimentary canal between the esophagus and small intestine. It stores and churns food and produces gastric juice, which partly digests food and kills germs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomach - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canalstomach - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
craw, crop - a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
first stomach, rumen - the first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing
second stomach, reticulum - the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
omasum, psalterium, third stomach - the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
abomasum, fourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
arteria gastrica, gastric artery - the arteries that supply the walls of the stomach
gastric vein, vena gastrica - one of several veins draining the stomach walls
gastroepiploic vein, gastroomental vein, vena gastroomentalis - one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach
epigastric fossa, pit of the stomach - a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
2.stomach - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvisstomach - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
abdominal aorta - a branch of the descending aorta
arteria colica, colic artery - arteries that supply blood to the colon
hypochondrium - the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
belly button, bellybutton, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdominal, abdominal muscle, ab - the muscles of the abdomen
underbody, underbelly - the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
abdominal cavity, abdomen - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
abdominal wall - a wall of the abdomen
3.stomach - an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness; "he had no stomach for a fight"
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
4.stomach - an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
appetence, appetency, appetite - a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
Verb1.stomach - bear to eat; "He cannot stomach raw fish"
digest - convert food into absorbable substances; "I cannot digest milk products"
2.stomach - put up with something or somebody unpleasantstomach - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

stomach

noun
1. belly, inside(s) (informal), gut (informal), abdomen, tummy (informal), puku (N.Z.) My stomach is completely full.
2. tummy, pot, spare tyre (informal), paunch, belly, breadbasket (slang), potbelly This exercise strengthens the stomach, buttocks and thighs.
3. inclination, taste, desire, appetite, relish, mind They have no stomach for a fight.
verb
1. bear, take, tolerate, suffer, endure, swallow, hack (slang), abide, put up with (informal), submit to, reconcile or resign yourself to I could never stomach the cruelty involved in the wounding of animals.
2. keep down, swallow, digest, manage to eat, find palatable It's specially developed for those who can't stomach natural fish oil.
sick to your stomach distressed, upset, disturbed, worried, troubled, dismayed, grieved, frantic, hassled (informal), agitated, disquieted, overwrought She felt sick to her stomach just thinking about it.
turn your stomach sicken, disgust, revolt, repel, nauseate, gross out (U.S. slang), make your gorge rise The true facts will turn your stomach.
Related words
adjective gastric
Proverbs
"An army marches on its stomach"
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"

stomach

noun
A desire for food or drink:
verb
To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
Translations
بَطْن، مَعِدَهكيس المَعِدَهمَعِدَة
žaludekbřicho
mavemavesækbug
mahavatsa
अमाशय
stomaktrbuhželudac
gyomorhas
magikviîur
skrandis
kuņģisvēders
žalúdok
trebuhželodec
magebuk
ท้อง
dạ dày

stomach

[ˈstʌmək]
A. N
1. (= organ) → estómago m
I've got a pain in my stomachme duele el estómago, tengo dolor de estómago
it turns my stomach (lit, fig) → me revuelve el estómago
he had an upset stomachtenía el estómago revuelto
to have no stomach for sth he had no stomach for another argument with themno se sentía con ánimos para tener otra discusión con ellos
they have no stomach for the fightno tienen agallas para luchar
an army marches on its stomachla marcha de un ejército depende del contenido de los estómagos de sus soldados
see also empty A1
see also full A7
see also sick A4
2. (= belly) → barriga f
to hold one's stomach inmeter estómago
to lie on one's stomachestar tumbado boca abajo
I always sleep on my stomachsiempre duermo boca abajo
B. VT
1. (lit) [+ food] → tolerar
2. (fig) → aguantar, soportar
I can't stomach the thought of him cheating on herno aguanto or soporto la idea de que la esté engañando
it was more than I could stomachera inaguantable or insoportable
C. CPD stomach ache Ndolor m de estómago, dolor m de barriga
stomach cramps NPLretortijones mpl de barriga
stomach disorder Ntrastorno m estomacal
stomach lining Nmembrana f que recubre las paredes del estómago
stomach muscle Nmúsculo m del abdomen
stomach pump Nbomba f gástrica
stomach ulcer Núlcera f gástrica
stomach upset Ntrastorno m estomacal
to have a stomach upsettener un trastorno estomacal
stomach wall Npared f del estómago
stomach wound Nherida f estomacal

stomach

[ˈstʌmək]
n
(= organ) → estomac m
on an empty stomach → le ventre vide
(= abdomen) → ventre m
to be lying on one's stomach → être allongé(e) sur le ventre
modif [acid, upset] → gastrique; [complaint, cramps, pain] → d'estomac; [muscle] → de l'estomac
vtdigérerstomach ache stomach-ache [ˈstʌməkeɪk] nmaux mpl d'estomac
I have stomach ache → J'ai mal au ventre.stomach pump npompe f stomacalestomach ulcer nulcère m à l'estomac

stomach

n (= abdomen)Magen m; (= belly, paunch)Bauch m; (fig: = appetite) → Lust f (→ for auf +acc), → Interesse nt (→ for an +dat); to lie on one’s stomachauf dem Bauch liegen; hold your stomach inzieh den Bauch ein!; to have a pain in one’s stomachMagen-/Bauchschmerzen haben; to hit somebody in the stomachjdn in die Magengrube/Bauchgegend schlagen or (bullet etc) → treffen; on an empty stomach (drink, take medicine etc)auf leeren or nüchternen Magen; on an empty/full stomach (swim, drive etc)mit leerem or nüchternem/vollem Magen; an army marches on its stomach (prov) → mit leerem Magen kann man nichts Ordentliches zustande or zu Stande bringen; I feel sick to my stomach (fig)mir ist speiübel; I have no stomach for thatdas ist mir zuwider; (for party, journey etc) → mir ist nicht danach (zumute); he doesn’t have the stomach for it (= guts)dazu hat er nicht den Mumm (inf); to have a strong stomacheine guten Magen haben
vt (inf) behaviour, rudeness, crueltyvertragen; person, film, music etcausstehen

stomach

in cpdsMagen-;
stomach ache
stomach pump
nMagenpumpe f
stomach trouble
stomach upset

stomach

[ˈstʌmək]
1. n (gen) → stomaco; (abdomen) → ventre m
it turns my stomach → mi rivolta lo stomaco
they have no stomach for a fight (fig) → non hanno il fegato di battersi
2. vt (fig) (fam) → sopportare, digerire

stomach

(ˈstamək) noun
1. the bag-like organ in the body into which food passes when swallowed, and where most of it is digested.
2. the part of the body between the chest and thighs; the belly. a pain in the stomach.
ˈstomach-ache noun
a pain in the belly.

stomach

مَعِدَة žaludek mave Magen στομάχι estómago maha estomac trbuh stomaco maag mage żołądek estômago желудок mage ท้อง mide dạ dày

stom·ach

n. estómago, órgano en forma de saco que forma parte del tubo digestivo;
on an empty ___en ayunas;
___ -achedolor de ___;
___ pumpbomba estomacal;
___ pumpinglavado de ___;
___ ulcerúlcera gástrica;
vt. pop. soportar, tolerar.

stomach

adj estomacal; n estómago; (fam, abdomen) abdomen m, barriga, estómago (fam); on an empty — en ayunas; to be sick to one's — (fam) tener náusea(s)
References in classic literature ?
The crazy boy, seeing the food, began to make soft, gurgling noises and stroked his stomach.
She had so little appetite; they had refreshed and toned her stomach.
Of corn, we had many and plentiful feasts; for the grain, being in the milk is both sweet to the mouth and comfortable to the stomach.
Grose took it as she might have taken a blow in the stomach.
But perhaps the mere crossing of Siberia in a sledge drawn by dogs as Ledyard did, or the taking a long solitary walk on an empty stomach, in the negro heart of Africa, which was the sum of poor Mungo's performances -- this kind of travel, I say, may not be the very best mode of attaining a high social polish.
Let us now with whatever levers and steam-engines we have at hand, cant over the sperm whale's head, so that it may lie bottom up; then, ascending by a ladder to the summit, have a peep down the mouth; and were it not that the body is now completely separated from it, with a lantern we might descend into the great Kentucky Mammoth Cave of his stomach.
A man could get used to the fertilizer mill, the boss had said, if he would make up his mind to it; but Jurgis now began to see that it was a question of making up his stomach.
don't make me too sick with any yer stuff,--my stomach is a leetle riled now;" and Tom drank half a glass of raw brandy.
I found a comfortable seat for the king by the road- side, and then gave him a morsel or two to stay his stomach with.
No stomach could hold all that quantity at one time, of course--but there are ways of frequently creating a vacuum, which those who have been much at sea will understand.
Miss Watson's nigger, Jim, had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.
On frosty nights the humane Negro prowler would warm the end of the plank and put it up under the cold claws of chickens roosting in a tree; a drowsy hen would step on to the comfortable board, softly clucking her gratitude, and the prowler would dump her into his bag, and later into his stomach, perfectly sure that in taking this trifle from the man who daily robbed him of an inestimable treasure--his liberty--he was not committing any sin that God would remember against him in the Last Great Day.