bow|els «BOW uhlz, bowlz», noun (plural).
1. the tube in the body into which food passes from the stomach; intestines.
2. Informal. = colon. (Cf.colon)
3. Figurative. the inner part of anything; depths: »

Miners dig for coal in the bowels of the earth.

SYNONYM(S): heart, center.
4. Archaic, Figurative. a) a pity; tender feelings: »

bowels of compassion (I John 3:17).

b) the inner parts as the seat of pity or kindness.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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