from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The belly, especially a protruding one; a potbelly.
- n. See rumen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
- n. The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one.
- n. A paunch mat.
- v. To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See rumen.
- n. A paunch mat; -- called also panch.
- n. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
- n. A noticeably protruding belly; a potbelly.
- transitive v. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
- transitive v. To stuff with food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pierce or rip the belly of; stick or stab in the belly; eviscerate.
- To fill the paunch of; stuff with food.
- n. The belly; the abdomen.
- n. Specifically, in zoology, the rumen. See cut under ruminant.
- n. Nautical
- n. Same as paunce, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a protruding abdomen
To quote the foreword in one of Luther's books, "his gorged paunch is puffed up with uncivil pride."
When the paunch is to be punctured, the animal must be stabbed with a knife (a penknife will do) midway between the haunch-bone and the last rib of the left side; and the opening should be prevented from closing, by the introduction of a tin tube or something of that kind, till the gases are dispelled.
And for a long time, I made the excuse that having a paunch was a sign of success, and, you know, I live a high life in the literary world; we all do.
The almost universal respect inspired by a beard or a paunch is a poor tribute to human discernment.
It has already been shown by the illustration, (p. 4,) that the paunch is the largest of the four cavities; but this is not the case with the stomach of the young calf, which, while it continues to suck, does not ruminate; in this case the _reed_, which is the true digestive cavity, is actually larger than the other three taken together.
His chin and his paunch were his most telling points.
EPA's North East manager Ann Telford said the large stockpiles of odorous waste material had been identified as paunch - the contents of an animal's stomach, and sludge generated from the rendering process.
For men, this comes in the shape of a 'paunch' and for women this is described as being 'apple shaped' rather than 'pear shaped'.
a second time; and the process is thus accomplished: they have four stomachs, the first is called the paunch, and is the largest of all; into it descend the grass, herbs, and leaves, when first cropped and imperfectly masticated.
Bojador, the "paunch" or "bulging Cape," 180 miles beyond Cape Non, had been, since the days of the Laurentian Portulano (1351), and the Catalan and Portuguese voyages of 1341 and 1346, the southmost point of