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Webster 1913 Edition


Stomach

Stom′ach

,
Noun.
[OE.
stomak
, F.
estomac
, L.
stomachus
, fr. Gr.
στόμαχοσ
stomach, throat, gullet, fr.
στόμα
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.
Shakespeare
4.
Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.
[Obs.]
Stern was his look, and full of
stomach
vain.
Spenser.
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
.
Shakespeare
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
(Zool.)
,
the common roundworm (
Ascaris lumbricoides
) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach.

Stom′ach

,
Verb.
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.
Milton.
2.
To bear without repugnance; to brook.
[Colloq.]

Stom′ach

,
Verb.
I.
To be angry.
[Obs.]
Hooker.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stomach

STOMACH

,
Noun.
[L.]
1.
In animal bodies, a membranous receptacle, the organ of digestion, in which food is prepared for entering into the several parts of the body for its nourishment.
2.
Appetite; the desire of food caused by hunger; as a good stomach for roast beef. [A popular use of the word.]
3.
Inclination; liking.
He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart--
4.
Anger; violence of temper.
Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain.
5.
Sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.
This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent.
6.
Pride; haughtiness.
He was a man of an unbounded stomach, ever ranking himself with princes.
[Note. This word in all the foregoing senses, except the first, is nearly obsolete or inelegant.]

STOMACH

,
Verb.
T.
[L.]
1.
To resent; to remember with anger.
The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the affront.
This sense is not used in America, as far as my observation extends. In America, at least in New England, the sense is,
2.
To brook; to bear without open resentment or without opposition. [Not elegant.]

STOMACH

,
Verb.
I.
To be angry. [Not in use.]

Definition 2021


stomach

stomach

English

Stomach (with mucosal surface partly exposed)

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Noun

stomach (plural stomachs)

  1. An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
  2. (informal) The belly.
  3. (obsolete) Pride, haughtiness.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      Sterne was his looke, and full of stomacke vaine, / His portaunce terrible, and stature tall […].
    • 1613, William Shakespeare, The Life of King Henry the Eighth, IV. ii. 34:
      He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach, ever ranking / Himself with princes;
    • John Locke
      This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent.
  4. (obsolete) Appetite.
    a good stomach for roast beef
  5. (figuratively) Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
    I have no stomach for a fight today.

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stomach (third-person singular simple present stomachs, present participle stomaching, simple past and past participle stomached)

  1. (transitive) To tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.
    I really can’t stomach jobs involving that much paperwork, but some people seem to tolerate them.
    I can't stomach her cooking.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To be angry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, III. iv. 12:
      O, my good lord, / Believe not all; or, if you must believe, / Stomach not all.
    • L'Estrange
      The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the affront.
    • Milton
      The Parliament sit in that body [] to be his counsellors and dictators, though he stomach it.

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