Adjective "kidney" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Each of a pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, that excrete urine.
  1. 'It causes the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.'
  2. 'These air bubbles can make their way to the brain, the heart, the kidneys and other vital organs.'
  3. 'Kidney transplants are an alternative to dialysis when both kidneys have ceased to function.'
  4. 'She first did some research work in Naples on certain marine worms that live in the kidneys of sea birds.'
  5. 'In some cases the infection can spread to other areas of the body such as the eyes, heart, kidneys, brain and skin.'
  6. 'They each had their own head, arms, legs, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.'
  7. 'You can donate blood, bone marrow, even kidneys and even part of your liver as a living donor.'
  8. 'The soft parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and spleen can also be looked at in this way.'
  9. 'It can also occur in the bowels, kidneys, bones and joints and can cause meningitis.'
  10. 'Treatment must be rapid to protect organs such as the kidneys, lungs, and liver from damage.'
  11. 'The Pie Committee disbanded itself in indignation, several of whom went down the pub instead, where there were rumours of a nice steak and kidney.'
  12. 'Another waitress was close on her heels with the two steak and kidney pies.'
  13. 'Liver and onions, fish and chips, Lancashire hot pot and steak and kidney pudding will be on the menu.'
  14. 'They dish up a real feast: liver, kidney, some wonderful pink medallions.'
  15. 'The steak and kidney pie was another solid item with lots of English gravy and considered to be good value.'
  16. 'It's poached skate with fennel or lamb kidney sausage on bacon and onion bread.'
  17. 'And my daughters prefer them to shepherd's pie, steak and kidney pudding or vegetable stew.'
  18. 'It was just nice to see Tom and my son getting excited because we had enough meat to make a steak and kidney pie.'
  19. 'Follow that with steamed oxtail, beef and veal kidney pudding with roast shallots and buttered carrots.'
  20. 'Similarly, the steak and kidney pie is now made with best blade steak rather than chuck beef.'
Nature or temperament.
  1. 'May this missive find its beholder sound of shank and in good kidney.'

More definitions

1. Anatomy. either of a pair of bean-shaped organs in the back part of the abdominal cavity that form and excrete urine, regulate fluid and electrolyte balance, and act as endocrine glands.

2. Zoology. a corresponding organ in other vertebrate animals or an organ of like function in invertebrates.

3. the meat of an animal's kidney used as food.

4. constitution or temperament: He was a quiet child, of a different kidney from his boisterous brothers.

5. kind, sort, or

More examples(as adjective)

"diseases can be kidney."

"drugs can be kidney."

"failures can be kidney."

"dialysises can be kidney."


Middle English: of obscure origin.