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breadbasket (general anatomy)


an enlarged and muscular sac-like organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion


body noun (body parts)





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Princeton WordNet


stomach | tum [slang] | tummy [informal]


bread + basket.
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a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the digestion system which functions as an important organ of the digestive tract in some animals, including vertebrates, echinoderms, insects, and molluscs. It's involved in the second phase of digestion, following ... (37 of 2939 words, 13 images)


Stomach (disambiguation)

The Stomach is an organ found in animals. Stomach may also refer to: Stomach (Chinese constellation) | Stomach (Chinese medicine) | Stomach fundus | Stomach oil | the word is colloquially used to describe the whole Abdomen (33 of 75 words, 5 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

stomach [anatomy]

saclike expansion of the digestive system, between the esophagus and the small intestine; it's located in the anterior portion of the abdominal cavity ... (23 of 663 words, 2 images)


American Heritage Dictionary:

stomach | stomached [past tense] | stomaching [present participle] | stomachs [3rd-person singular present]

The enlarged, saclike portion of the alimentary canal, one of the principal ... | A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates. | Any of the ... (23 of 115 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:


the large, saclike organ of vertebrates into which food passes from the ... | any enlarged storage portion of the digestive cavity, as in ... (23 of 111 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

stomach | gastro- [synonym] | often before a vowel gastr- [synonym] | temper [archaic, sense-specific] | pride [obsolete, sense-specific] | bear [synonym, sense-specific]

(in vertebrates) the enlarged muscular saclike part of the alimentary canal ... | the corresponding digestive organ in invertebrates | the abdominal ... (20 of 539 words, 8 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

stomach | stomachfuls [plural] | an empty | cannot stomach | an army marches on its stomach | on a full stomach | a strong stomach | bingy [Australian, informal] | stomachful [derived]

the internal organ in which the major part of the digestion of food occurs, ... | each of four stomachs in a ruminant (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, ... (26 of 348 words, 13 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


saclike dilation in the gastrointestinal tract between the esophagus and the intestines, forming an organ of digestion. The stomach is present in ... (22 of 344 words)



stomach [entry 1, noun] | tummies [sense-specific, plural] | gut [sense-specific] | belly [synonym, sense-specific] | abdomen [synonym, sense-specific] | appetite [synonym, sense-specific] | desire [synonym, sense-specific] | guts [synonym, sense-specific] | valor [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a dilatation of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate communicating ... | desire for food caused by hunger; "appetite" ; "inclination", "desire" ; ... (22 of 212 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


stomach [entry 2, verb] | abide [synonym, sense-specific] | absorb [synonym, sense-specific] | accept [synonym, sense-specific] | bide [dialect, synonym, sense-specific] | brook [synonym, sense-specific] | countenance [synonym, sense-specific] | endure [synonym, sense-specific] | go [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] to take offense at | to bear without overt reaction or resentment; put up with (15 of 131 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

stomach [countable] | stomachs [plural] | have the stomach for something | have a strong stomach | on an empty stomach | someone's stomach churns/lurches/tightens | turn someone's stomach

the soft part at the front of your body between your chest and your legs ; ... | "have the stomach for something": to have enough determination to do ... (28 of 190 words, 6 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)


stomach [transitive, negatives, verb] | stomached [past tense] | stomaching [present participle] | stomachs [3rd-person singular present]

if you cannot stomach something, you cannot bear to do it or deal with it | if you cannot stomach food, you cannot eat it because it makes you feel ... (29 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

stomach | tummy [informal] | tummies [informal, plural]

[anatomy, zoology] ; a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in ... | [zoology] any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates. | ... (22 of 128 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

stomach [entry 1] | stomachs [plural]

an organ in the body where food is digested, or the soft front part of your body just below the chest (21 of 106 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stomach 1

stomach [entry 2]

to be able to accept an unpleasant idea or watch something unpleasant (12 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stomach 2


stomach | stomachs [plural] | stomached [past tense] | stomaching [present participle] | stomack [sense-specific] | abdomen [synonym, sense-specific] | belly [synonym, sense-specific] | bouk [synonym, sense-specific] | gut [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion. | [informal] The belly. | [obsolete] Pride, haughtiness. | [obsolete] Appetite. | [figurative] Desire, appetite (for something abstract). | [transitive] To tolerate (something), ... (30 of 76 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

stomach | stomachs [plural] | stomached [past tense] | stomaching [present participle] | bingy [Australian, informal] | bingies [Australian, informal, plural] | bingees [Australian, informal, plural] | bingee [Australian, informal]

an organ resembling a sac in which food is mixed and partially digested. It ... | the abdomen of a vertebrate (not used technically) | a digestive ... (25 of 210 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology reference


breadbasket | breadbaskets [plural]

Origin: bread + basket.


bread | breads [plural] | breaded [past tense] | breading [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bred, breed, from Old English brēad ("fragment, bit, morsel, crumb", also "bread"), from ... | Middle English brede, from Old English brǣdu ("breadth, width, extent"), from Proto-Germanic... (28 of 165 etymology words)


basket | baskets [plural] | basketed [past tense] | basketing [present participle]

Origin: Anglo-Norman bascat, from Latin bascauda ("kettle, table-vessel") from Gaulish word, of unknown earlier origin.


Audio references


breadbasket | breadbaskets [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "breadbasket"


Collins Dictionary:

breadbasket | bread basket

Audio: British English pronunciation of "breadbasket"


Macmillan British Dictionary:

breadbasket [countable] | breadbaskets [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "breadbasket"


Macmillan American Dictionary:

breadbasket [countable] | breadbaskets [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "breadbasket"


the Free Dictionary:


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Google Dictionary:

breadbasket | breadbaskets [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "breadbasket"


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "breadbasket"

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