Stomach

Definition of Stomach

Stom´ach
n.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.
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.
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.
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
(Zool.) the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach.
v. t.1.To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
[imp. & p. p. Stomached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stomaching.]
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.
v. i.1.To be angry.

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