Definition for STOM-ACH

STOM-ACH, n. [L. stomachus; Sp. estomago; It. stomacho; Fr. estomac.]

  1. In animal bodies, a membranous receptacle, the principal organ of digestion, in which food is prepared for entering into the several parts of the body for its nourishment.
  2. Appetite; the desire of food caused by hunger; as, a good stomach for roast beef. [A popular use of the word.]
  3. Inclination; liking. He which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart. – Shak.
  4. Anger; violence of temper. Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. – Spenser.
  5. Sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. – Locke.
  6. Pride; haughtiness. He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach, ever ranking / Himself with princes. – Shak. Note. This word in all the foregoing senses, except the first, in nearly obsolete or inelegant.

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