Stomach vs Abdominal - What's the difference?

stomach | abdominal |

As nouns the difference between stomach and abdominal

is that stomach is an organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion while abdominal is (zoology|obsolete) a fish of the order abdominales.

As a verb stomach

is to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.

As an adjective abdominal is

of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?


Alternative forms

* stomack


(en noun)
  • An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
  • (informal) The belly.
  • (obsolete) Pride, haughtiness.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vii:
  • Sterne was his looke, and full of stomacke vaine, / His portaunce terrible, and stature tall […].
  • * 1613 , (William Shakespeare), , IV. ii. 34:
  • He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach , ever ranking / Himself with princes;
  • * John Locke
  • This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach , the will, where the fault lies, must be bent.
  • (obsolete) Appetite.
  • a good stomach for roast beef
  • *, II.ii.1.2:
  • If after seven hours' tarrying he shall have no stomach , let him defer his meal, or eat very little at his ordinary time of repast.
  • * 1591 , (William Shakespeare), , I. ii. 50:
  • You come not home because you have no stomach'. / You have no ' stomach , having broke your fast.
  • (figuratively) Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
  • I have no stomach for a fight today.
  • * 1591 , (William Shakespeare), , IV. iii. 36:
  • That he which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart:


    * (belly) abdomen, belly, bouk, gut, guts, maw, tummy

    Derived terms

    * sick to one's stomach * stomach lining * the way to a man's heart is through his stomach


    * stummy, tummy


    (en verb)
  • To tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.
  • I really can’t stomach jobs involving that much paperwork, but some people seem to tolerate them.
    I can't stomach her cooking.
  • (obsolete) To be angry.
  • (Hooker)
  • (obsolete) To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
  • * 1607 , , III. iv. 12:
  • O, my good lord, / Believe not all; or, if you must believe, / Stomach not all.
  • * L'Estrange
  • The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the affront.
  • * Milton
  • The Parliament sit in that body to be his counsellors and dictators, though he stomach it.

    Derived terms

    * stomachable * unstomachable




    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral.
  • abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  • (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins.
  • (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin.
  • (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral

    Derived terms

    * abdominal ring


    (en noun)
  • (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  • Synonyms

    * (fish) Cypriniformes.