Definitions of stomach

  1. the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  2. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  3. bear to eat; " He cannot stomach raw fish"
  4. an appetite for food; " exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
  5. an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness; " he had no stomach for a fight"
  6. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
  7. 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.
  8. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef.
  9. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.
  10. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.
  11. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance.
  12. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
  13. To bear without repugnance; to brook.
  14. To be angry.
  15. The main organ of digestion in the body; appetite; hence, inclination; as, he had no stomach for revenge.
  16. To put up with.
  17. The strong muscular bag into which the food passes when swallowed, and where it is principally digested: the cavity in any animal for the digestion of its food: appetite.
  18. To resent, ( orig.) to bear on the stomach: to brook or put up with.
  19. Principal organ of digestion in an animal; appetite; inclination.
  20. To bear on the stomach; brook; endure.
  21. To accept; put up with; tolerate.
  22. A dilatation, of the alimentary canal, serving as an organ of digestion.
  23. The abdomen; belly.
  24. Desire of food; appetite.
  25. A membranous receptacle, the principal organ of digestion in which the food is prepared for the nourishment of the body; the desire of food; appetite; inclination; liking; anger; sullenness; resentment; pride.
  26. To resent; to brook.
  27. To brook; to resent; to bear without open resentment.
  28. The sac- like portion of the food canal beyond the gullet, in vertebrates; a corresponding part, or the entire digestive cavity, of invertebrates.

Usage examples for stomach

  1. He shook his head and tried to keep his stomach from acting up. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. Schlatter's case, the very first one in which nearly the whole stomach was removed, proved a typical instance of this, for the patient proceeded to gain some forty pounds in weight. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  3. They had what they called the Stomach Club, a jolly organization, whose purpose was indicated by its name. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. But, to tell the truth, it goes against my stomach. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. Pale, terrified, he saw nothing but sank in a chair, grasped his hands on his round stomach, and closed his eyes, not to sleep but to die. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  6. Yes, I actually lay on my stomach in the snow and watched you. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  7. Then I crawled on my stomach to the summit of the hill, and for two hours I lay there watching the progress of the chase. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  8. Now I'm going to see if there's any stomach behind that talk. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  9. He wrote very bitterly, but it was hard to feel compassion for his offended stomach. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. A man's worst enemy is his own empty stomach. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  11. You don't play on a full stomach. – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  12. Suppose I was under you, sir, and knew you was getting no more than I was, why, my stomach would fly every time that you gave me an order without a 'Please, Zebedee! – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  13. All he knew was that his stomach was empty and that he wanted the things he saw in the shops and streets. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  14. He gasped and drew in his stomach. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  15. Everyone probably will remember Dr. Nettleship's resolute assertion, that " even a stomach- ache could be a spiritual experience." – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. Never start on a march with an empty stomach. – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  17. When Asbinan could not get her to go to the window, he used magic and went inside of the golden cup, and he pretended that he was ill in his stomach. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  18. The pain, which he had confessed to Mrs. Brady was a little higher up than his stomach, had entirely disappeared. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  19. I never fancied a woman that's ready to take you down, every other word you say; and I'll tell you now, that I hadn't much stomach for the match, at any time; but you wanted it, you know, and I've done what I could, to please you." – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  20. The next instant she was lying on her stomach over the sill, and Dion was helping her to a sitting position. – The Spartan Twins by Lucy (Fitch) Perkins