from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The enlarged, saclike portion of the alimentary canal, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
  • n. A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
  • n. Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided.
  • n. The abdomen or belly.
  • n. An appetite for food.
  • n. A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant: had no stomach for quarrels.
  • n. Courage; spirit.
  • n. Obsolete Pride.
  • transitive v. To bear; tolerate.
  • transitive v. Obsolete To resent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
  • n. The belly.
  • n. Pride, haughtiness.
  • n. Appetite.
  • n. Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
  • v. To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something.
  • v. To be angry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • n. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite.
  • n. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.
  • n. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.
  • n. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance.
  • intransitive v. To be angry.
  • transitive v. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
  • transitive v. To bear without repugnance; to brook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To encourage; hearten.
  • To hate; resent; remember or regard with anger or resentment.
  • To put up with; bear without open resentment or opposition: as, to stomach an affront.
  • To turn the stomach of; disgust.
  • To be or become angry.
  • n. The throat; the gullet; the mouth.
  • n. A more or less sac-like part of the body where food is digested.
  • n. The digestive person or alimentary zooid of a compound polyp. See gasterozooid.
  • n. In most insects of the orders Lepidoptera, Diptera, and some Hymenoptera, a bladder-like expansion of the esophagus, which can be dilated at the will of the insect; the sucking-stomach, by means of which the nectar of flowers or other liquid is sucked up, as water is drawn into a syringe.
  • n. Appetite; desire or relish for food: as, to have a good stomach for one's meals.
  • n. Hence Relish; taste; inclination; liking: as, to have no stomach for controversy.
  • n. Disposition.
  • n. Compassion; pity.
  • n. Courage; spirit.
  • n. Pride; haughtiness; conceit.
  • n. Spleen; anger; choler; resentment; sullenness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  • n. an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness
  • v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • n. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  • n. an appetite for food
  • v. bear to eat


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English stomak, from Old French estomac, from Latin stomachus, from Ancient Greek στόμαχος (stomakhos), from στόμα (stoma, "mouth"). Displaced native Middle English mawe ("stomach, maw") (from Old English maga), Middle English bouk, buc ("belly, stomach") (from Old English buc ("belly, stomach"), see bucket).



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