intestine

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
The intestine, along with surrounding organs

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin intestīnum, neuter of intestīnus (internal), as Etymology 2, below.

NounEdit

intestine (plural intestines)

  1. (anatomy, often pluralized) The alimentary canal of an animal through which food passes after having passed all stomachs.
  2. One of certain subdivisions of this part of the alimentary canal, such as the small or large intestine in human beings.
SynonymsEdit
The terms below need to be checked and allocated to the definitions (senses) of the headword above. Each term should appear in the sense for which it is appropriate. For synonyms and antonyms you may use the templates {{syn|en|...}} or {{ant|en|...}}.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin intestīnus (internal), from intus (within).

AdjectiveEdit

intestine (not comparable)

  1. 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:
      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 [].
    • 1776, Edward Gibbon, The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch.1,
      Yet the success of Trajan, however transient, was rapid and specious. The degenerate Parthians, broken by intestine discord, fled before his arms.
  2. (obsolete) Internal.
  3. (obsolete, rare) Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
    • 1678, Ralph Cudworth, The True Intellectual System of the Universe
      Every thing labours under an intestine necessity.
  4. (obsolete, rare) Shut up; enclosed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowper to this entry?)

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intestine f pl

  1. feminine plural of intestino

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intestīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of intestīnus