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Meaning of STOMACH

Pronunciation:  'stumuk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  2. [n]  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  3. [n]  an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  bear to eat; "He cannot stomach raw fish"

STOMACH is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abdomen, abide, bear, belly, breadbasket, brook, endure, put up, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, tum, tummy, venter
 See Also: abdominal aorta, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, abomasum, accept, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, allow, appetence, appetency, appetite, arteria colica, arteria gastrica, bear up, bellybutton, body, body part, bowel, colic artery, countenance, craw, crop, digest, digestive tract, digestive tube, epigastric fossa, first stomach, fourth stomach, gastric artery, gastric vein, gastroepiploic vein, gastrointestinal tract, gastroomental vein, GI tract, gut, hold still for, hypochondrium, internal organ, intestine, let, live with, navel, omasum, omphalos, omphalus, pay, permit, pit of the stomach, psalterium, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, sit out, stand for, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, third stomach, torso, trunk, umbilicus, underbelly, underbody, undergo, vena gastrica, vena gastroomentalis, viscus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stom"ach\, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus,
    fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a
    mouth, any outlet or entrance.]
    1. (Anat.) 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. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good
       stomach for roast beef. --Shak.
    3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.
             He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him
             depart.                               --Shak.
    4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful
       obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.]
             Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain.
             This sort of crying proceeding from pride,
             obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault
             lies, must be bent.                   --Locke.
    5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.]
             He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak.
    {Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a
       flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or
       for injecting them into it.
    {Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction
       into the stomach.
    {Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris
       lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in
       the stomach.
  2. \Stom"ach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stomached}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stomaching}.] [Cf. L. stomachari, v.t. & i., to be
    angry or vexed at a thing.]
    1. To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike. --Shak.
             The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the
             affront.                              --L'Estrange.
             The Parliament sit in that body . . . to be his
             counselors and dictators, though he stomach it.
    2. To bear without repugnance; to brook. [Colloq.]
  3. \Stom"ach\, v. i.
    To be angry. [Obs.] --Hooker.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: main organ of digestion which lies between the esophagus and the small intestine.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your own stomach in your dream, suggests the beginning of new changes in your life. The dream may highlight your difficulties with accepting these changes. It is also indicative of how you can no longer tolerate or put up with a particular situation, relationship, or person. The stomach is often seen as the center of emotions.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stomach is a pouch-like organ in the abdomen into which ingested material descends from the esophagus. The stomach empties into the duodenum. The cells on the mucosa of the stomach secrete about 3000 ml of gastric juice each day to aid the digestion of food, particularly proteins (the stomach secretes protein-digesting enzymes such as pepsin and gastrin. The intrinsic factor, a substance necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12 from the small intestine, is also secreted in the stomach.