Bowel

Definition of Bowel

Bow´el
n.1.
1.One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; - generally used in the plural.
He burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
- Acts i. 18.
2.Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth.
His soldiers . . . cried out amain,
And rushed into the bowels of the battle.
- Shak.
3.The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion.
Bloody Bonner, that corpulent tyrant, full (as one said) of guts, and empty of bowels.
- Fuller.
4.Offspring.
v. t.1.To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
[imp. & p. p. Boweled or Bowelled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Boweling or Bowelling.]

Related Words

abdomen, belly, gut, hindgut, internal organ, intestine, large intestine, small intestine, stomach, venter, viscus
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