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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The enlarged, saclike portion of the digestive tract, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
  • noun A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
  • noun Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided.
  • noun The abdomen or belly.
  • noun An appetite for food.
  • noun A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant.
  • noun Courage; spirit.
  • noun Obsolete Pride.
  • transitive verb To bear; tolerate.
  • transitive verb Obsolete To resent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To encourage; hearten.
  • To hate; resent; remember or regard with anger or resentment.
  • To put up with; bear without open resentment or opposition: as, to stomach an affront.
  • To turn the stomach of; disgust.
  • To be or become angry.
  • noun The throat; the gullet; the mouth.
  • noun A more or less sac-like part of the body where food is digested.
  • noun The digestive person or alimentary zooid of a compound polyp. See gasterozooid.
  • noun In most insects of the orders Lepidoptera, Diptera, and some Hymenoptera, a bladder-like expansion of the esophagus, which can be dilated at the will of the insect; the sucking-stomach, by means of which the nectar of flowers or other liquid is sucked up, as water is drawn into a syringe.
  • noun Appetite; desire or relish for food: as, to have a good stomach for one's meals.
  • noun Hence Relish; taste; inclination; liking: as, to have no stomach for controversy.
  • noun Disposition.
  • noun Compassion; pity.
  • noun Courage; spirit.
  • noun Pride; haughtiness; conceit.
  • noun Spleen; anger; choler; resentment; sullenness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To be angry.
  • noun (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.
  • noun The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite.
  • noun Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.
  • noun obsolete Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness.
  • noun obsolete Pride; haughtiness; arrogance.
  • noun (Med.) a small pump or syringe with a flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or for injecting them into it.
  • noun (Med.) a long flexible tube for introduction into the stomach.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach.
  • transitive verb To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
  • transitive verb colloq. To bear without repugnance; to brook.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
  • noun informal The belly.
  • noun obsolete Pride, haughtiness.
  • noun obsolete Appetite.
  • noun figuratively Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
  • verb transitive To be able to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to be able to stand or handle something.
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To be angry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  • noun an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  • noun an appetite for food

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French stomaque, estomac, from Latin stomachus, from Greek stomakhos, gullet, from stoma, mouth.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English stomak, from Old French estomac, from Latin stomachus, from Ancient Greek στόμαχος (stomakhos), from στόμα (stoma, "mouth"). Displaced native Middle English mawe ("stomach, maw") (from Old English maga), Middle English bouk, buc ("belly, stomach") (from Old English buc ("belly, stomach"), see bucket).

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