Womb vs Thigh - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between womb and thigh

is that womb is (anatomy) in female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus while thigh is the upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.

As a verb womb

is (obsolete) to enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.

womb

English

(uterus)

Alternative forms

* (l) (dialectal)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus.
  • (obsolete) The abdomen or stomach.
  • *:
  • *:And his hede, hym semed,was enamyled with asure, and his shuldyrs shone as the golde, and his wombe was lyke mayles of a merveylous hew.
  • (obsolete) The stomach of a person or creature.
  • *1395 , (John Wycliffe), Bible , Jonah II:
  • *:And þe Lord made redi a gret fish þat he shulde swolewe Ionas; and Ionas was in wombe of þe fish þre da?es and þre ni?tis.
  • (figuratively) A place where something is made or formed.
  • *Dryden
  • *:The womb of earth the genial seed receives.
  • Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
  • *Robert Browning
  • *:The centre spike of gold / Which burns deep in the bluebell's womb .
  • Synonyms

    * (organ in mammals) uterus, matrix (poetic or literary''), belly (''poetic or literary )

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
  • (Shakespeare)

    thigh

    English

    (wikipedia thigh)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
  • * c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet :
  • I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes, By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip, By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering thigh , And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie, That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs.
  • * 1800 , (Jane Austen), letter, 8 Nov 1800:
  • About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the Thigh .
  • * 1991 , (Kathy Lette), The Llama Parlour :
  • ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the thigh .
  • * 2011 , The Guardian , 31 Mar 2011:
  • The 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute of France's goalless friendly draw with Croatia on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his thigh .
  • That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.
  • * 2009 , Fred Thompson, Grillin' with Gas :
  • Add the chicken thighs , close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken.
  • * 2011 , Ian Sample, The Guardian , 23 Feb 2011:
  • The newly discovered dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi may have used its huge muscular thighs to kick predators and rivals.

    Derived terms

    * thighbone * thigh-high * thigh pad * thigh-slapper * thunder thighs * thunder-thighed * thighing

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