Definition of bowel
2 archaic : the seat of pity, tenderness, or courage —usually used in plural
3 bowels plural : the interior parts; especially : the deep or remote parts bowels of the earth
bowellessplay \ˈbau̇(-ə)l-ləs\ adjective
Examples of bowel in a Sentence
a disease of the bowel
They dug deep into the bowels of the earth.
The engine room is down in the bowels of the ship.
Origin and Etymology of bowel
Middle English, from Anglo-French buel, boel, from Medieval Latin botellus, from Latin, diminutive of botulus sausage
First Known Use: 14th century
BOWEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bowel for English Language Learners
: the long tube in the body that helps digest food and carries solid waste out of the body
the bowels : the deep inner parts of something
BOWEL Defined for Kids
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