intestine, bowel, gut

(noun) the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

Source: WordNet® 3.1



bowel (plural bowels)

(chiefly, medicine) A part or division of the intestines, usually the large intestine.

(in the plural) The entrails or intestines; the internal organs of the stomach.

(in the plural) The (deep) interior of something.

(in the plural, archaic) The seat of pity or the gentler emotions; pity or mercy.

(obsolete, in plural) offspring


bowel (third-person singular simple present bowels, present participle (US) boweling or bowelling, simple past and past participle (US) boweled or bowelled)

(now rare) To disembowel.


• Below, Blowe, Lebow, below, blowe, bowle, elbow

Source: Wiktionary

Bow"el, n. Etym: [OE. bouel, bouele, OF. boel, boele, F. boyau, fr. L. botellus a small sausage, in LL. also intestine, dim. of L. botulus sausage.]

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. pl.

Definition: 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. pl.

Definition: The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion. "Thou thing of no bowels." Shak. Bloody Bonner, that corpulent tyrant, full (as one said) of guts, and empty of bowels. Fuller.

4. pl.

Definition: Offspring. [Obs.] Shak.

Bow"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boweled or Bowelled; p. pr.& vb. n. Boweling or Bowelling.]

Definition: To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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