Definition of Stomach

1. Noun. An enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion.

2. Verb. Bear to eat. "He cannot stomach raw fish"
Generic synonyms: Digest

3. Noun. The region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis.

4. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot stomach Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

5. Noun. An inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness. "He had no stomach for a fight"
Generic synonyms: Inclination

6. Noun. An appetite for food. "Exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
Generic synonyms: Appetence, Appetency, Appetite

Definition of Stomach

1. n. An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See Digestion, and Gastric juice, under Gastric.

2. v. t. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.

3. v. i. To be angry.

Definition of Stomach

1. Noun. An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) The belly. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Pride, haughtiness. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Appetite. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Desire, appetite (for something abstract). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something. ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To be angry. ¹

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Definition of Stomach

1. to tolerate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: tolerate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stomach

stomach (current term)
stomach ache
stomach aches
stomach bug
stomach bugs
stomach cancer
stomach exercise
stomach flu
stomach flus
stomach lining
stomach linings
stomach pump
stomach sweetbread
stomach upset

Literary usage of Stomach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Absorption from the stomach.— The amount of absorption that takes place from the stomach is surprisingly small. Water is practically not absorbed at all, ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"The muscular mechanisms by means of which the stomach is charged with food and in turn discharged, small portions at a time, into the duodenum have been ..."

3. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"THE CONTRACTIONS OF THE EMPTY stomach INHIBITED REFLEXLY FROM THE MOUTH. BY AJ CARLSON. [Pram the Hull Physiological Laboratory of the University of Chicago ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"The shape of the individual has much to do with the shape of his stomach, ... Other factors which may cause variations in shape of the normal stomach are ..."

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