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.
- The enlarged, saclike portion of the alimentary canal, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
- A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
- Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided.
- The abdomen or belly.
- An appetite for food.
- A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant: had no stomach for quarrels.
- Courage; spirit.
- Obsolete Pride.
- To bear; tolerate.
- Obsolete To resent.