The stomach, especially a fat one.
* Bible, Jer. i. 5
The lower fuselage of an airplane.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
- Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
- There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
* Bible, Jonah ii. 2
- the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
(architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
- Out of the belly of hell cried I.
* beer belly
* belly button/belly-button
* belly dance/belly-dance
* belly dancer/belly-dancer
* belly dancing
* belly flop, bellyflop
* belly laugh/belly-laugh
* belly of the beast
* Delhi belly
* fire in the belly
* Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.
* have eyes bigger than one's belly
To position one's belly.
To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
To cause to swell out; to fill.
- The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
- Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.
* belly up
From (etyl) , as Etymology 2, below.
(anatomy, often pluralized) The alimentary canal of an animal through which food passes after having passed all stomachs.
One of certain subdivisions of this part of the alimentary canal, such as the small or large intestine in human beings.
* large intestine
* small intestine
From (etyl) .
Domestic; taking place within a given country or region.
* 1615 , Ralph Hamor, A True Discourse of the Present State of Virginia , Richmond 1957, p.2:
* 1776 , (Edward Gibbon), The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , ch.1,
- It being true that now after fiue yeeres intestine warre with the reuengefull implacable Indians, a firme peace (not againe easily to be broken) hath bin lately concluded.
* , I.41:
- Yet the success of Trajan, however transient, was rapid and specious. The degenerate Parthians, broken by intestine discord, fled before his arms.
- When you have alleaged all the reasons you can, and beleeved all to disavow and reject her, she produceth, contrarie to your discourses, so intestine inclination, that you have small hold against her.
- Hoping here to end / Intestine war in heaven, the arch foe subdued.
(obsolete, rare) Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
- an intestine strugglebetween authority and liberty
(obsolete, rare) Shut up; enclosed.
- Everything labours under an intestine necessity.