- bile [bīl]n.[Fr < L bilis]1. the bitter, alkaline, yellow-brown or greenish fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder: it is discharged into the duodenum and helps in digestion, esp. of fats2.a) either of two bodily humors (black bile, or melancholy, and yellow bile, or choler) in ancient physiologyb) bitterness; anger
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.