from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The portion of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consisting of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. Often used in the plural.
- adj. Internal; civil: the intestine affairs of the nation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Domestic; taking place within a given country or region.
- adj. Internal.
- n. The alimentary canal of an animal through which food passes after having passed all stomachs.
- n. One of certain subdivisions of this part of the alimentary canal, such as the small or large intestine in human beings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Internal; inward; -- opposed to
- adj. Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; -- applied usually to that which is evil
- adj. Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
- adj. Shut up; inclosed.
- n. That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
- n. The bowels; entrails; viscera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Internal; inward; pertaining to the interior part of something.
- Inner; innate; inborn.
- Internal with regard to a company, community, or nation; domestic: usually applied to what is evil: as, intestine feuds.
- n. In anatomy, the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pyloric end of the stomach to the anus; gut; bowel: in popular use usually in the plural: the guts; bowels; entrails.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
Middle English, from Old French intestin, from Latin intestīna, intestines, from neuter pl. of intestīnus, internal, from intus, within.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin intestīnus ("internal"), from intus ("within"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin intestīnum, neuter of intestīnus ("internal"), as Etymology 2, below. (Wiktionary)