bowels

a) The deepest or innermost part.

down in the bowels of the Earth

b) The concept or quality that defines something at its very core.

the projects bowels


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  • bowels — [n] insides belly, core, deep, depths, entrails, guts, hold, innards, interior, intestines, penetralia, recesses, viscera, vitals; concept 393 …   New thesaurus

  • bowels — n. 1) to move one s bowels 2) loose bowels * * * loose bowels to move one sbowels …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bowels — plural noun 1) a disorder of the bowels Syn: intestines, entrails, viscera, innards, digestive system; Medicine gut; informal guts, insides 2) the bowels of the ship Syn: interior, insid …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • bowels — Human emotions were thought to be generated in the entrails; hence the AV translation ‘bowels’ in Phil. 2:1 etc. Modern custom speaks of the heart in a similar way. There is a literal physical usage in 2 Sam. 20:10 and Acts 1:18, but modern… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • bowels — [ˈbaʊəlz] noun [plural] the organ near your stomach where solid waste is formed and pushed out of your body • the bowels of sth the inner parts of something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bowels —   1. Evacuation. Ki o, kākā, pāki o; hana lepo (euphemism). See excrement, feces.    ♦ Have your bowels moved? Ua ki o oe? Ua hana lepo oe? Ua ho opau pilikia?   2. Innards. Na au, ōpū …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Bowels —    (Phil. 1:8; 2:1; Col. 3:12), compassionate feelings; R.V., tender mercies …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • bowels — Synonyms and related words: abdomen, anus, appendix, belly, blind gut, bottomless pit, brain, cecum, colon, core, deep space, deeps, depths, duodenum, endocardium, entrails, foregut, gaping depths, giblets, gizzard, gut, guts, heart, hell,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bowels — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. intestines, guts, viscera, innards; depths, recesses. See interior, depth. II (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. viscera, entrails, intestines, guts*; see abdomen , insides , intestines . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • bowels — sb. Pol. S. 213. Alys. 4668. For the etymology of this word, see Phil. Soc. Trans. for 1856, p. 36 …   Oldest English Words

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