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bell at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bell at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. belle, common Low Ger. (cf. M.Du. Belle, M.L.G. belle) but not found elsewhere in Gmc. (except as a borrowing), from PIE base *bhel- "to sound, roar." Bellhop is a 1910 shortening of bellhopper (1900), from the notion of hopping to action at the ring of the bell. Bell-boy was originally (1851) a ship's bell-ringer, later (1861) a hotel page. Bell-wether (c.1440; see wether) was "the leading sheep of a flock, on whose neck a bell is hung;" used earlier in the fig. sense of "chief, leader" (c.1430). Bell-bottomed trousers first recorded 1891. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awaken a memory," 1934, is perhaps a reference to Pavlovian experiments. ///

Bell at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Alexander Graham (1847-1922) a Scottish scientist and inventor who lived in the US. He invented the telephone in 1876.//

bell at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: belle]//
1 a piece of electrical equipment that makes a ringing sound, used as a signal or to get someone's attention: ring/press the bell // --He rang the bell and waited for someone to answer the door.// --She walked up the path and rang the door bell .// a bell rings/goes // --The bell went and everyone rushed out of the classroom.// 2 a hollow metal object like a cup with a piece of metal hanging inside it, which makes a ringing noise when it moves or you shake it// --church bells//
3 give sb a bell: BrE spoken to telephone someone// --I must give Vicky a bell later.//
4 something that is shaped like a bell: --the bell of a flower// alarm bells ring at alarm1 (5), as clear as a bell at clear1 (10), diving bell, ring a bell at ring2 (4)//

bell at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Hollow vessel, usually of metal, that produces a ringing sound when struck by an interior clapper or a mallet. In the West, open bells have acquired a standard "tulip" shape. Though the vibrational patterns of such open bells are basically nonharmonic, they can be tuned so that the lower overtones produce a recognizable chord. Forged bells have existed for many thousands of years. Bells were first cast, or founded, in the Bronze Age; the Chinese were the first master founders. Bells have carried a wide range of cultural meanings. They are particularly important in religious ritual in E. and S. Asia. In Christianity, especially Russian Orthodoxy, bells have also been used ritually. They have tolled the hours from monastery and church steeples, originally to govern monastic routine and later also to fill a similar role for the secular world.

bell at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

176 Moby Thesaurus words for "bell":
Roman candle, aerophone, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light,
arrest, balefire, battery, beacon, beacon fire, bell buoy, bells,
blinker, blue peter, bones, bong, buoy, castanets, caution light,
celesta, check, checkmate, chime, chimes, church bell, clapper,
clappers, cowbell, crash cymbal, cutoff, cymbals, dead stop,
deadlock, dinner bell, dinner gong, doorbell, double reed,
embouchure, end, endgame, ending, final whistle, finger cymbals,
fire bell, flare, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn,
full stop, gamelan, glance, glockenspiel, go light, gong,
gong bell, gong buoy, green light, grinding halt, gun, halt,
hand bell, handbells, heliograph, high sign, horn, hour, idiophone,
international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant,
jingle bell, key, kick, knell, leer, lip, lockout, lyra, maraca,
marimba, marker beacon, metallophone, minute, mouthpiece, nod,
nudge, orchestral bells, parachute flare, passing bell, peal,
percussion, percussion instrument, percussions, percussive,
pilot flag, pipe, poke, police whistle, quarantine flag,
radio beacon, rattle, rattlebones, red flag, red light, reed,
rocket, sacring bell, sailing aid, semaphore, semaphore flag,
semaphore telegraph, sheepbell, sign, signal, signal beacon,
signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun,
signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket,
signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, sit-down strike, sizzler,
sleigh bell, slide, snappers, spar buoy, stalemate, stand,
standoff, standstill, stay, stop, stop light, stoppage, strike,
tam-tam, telephone bell, the nod, the time, the wink, time,
time of day, time signal, tintinnabula, tintinnabulum, toll,
tongue, tonitruone, tooter, touch, traffic light, traffic signal,
triangle, tubular bells, valve, vibes, vibraphone, walkout,
watch fire, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wind, wind instrument,
wink, work stoppage, xylophone, yellow flag

bell at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


bell at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:


Bell at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

persecution, outrage, injury, damage, badness, abomination.

[N] (Pain): suffering, pain, dolor, suffering, ache, smart, displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, malaise, discontent, weariness, annoyance, irritation, affliction.

[N] (Painfulness): painfulness, trouble, pain, trial, affliction, blow, stroke, bitter pill, annoya

Bell at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bell \Bell\, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.]
1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a
cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue,
and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.

Note: Bells have been made of various metals, but the best
have always been, as now, of an alloy of copper and

{The Liberty Bell}, the famous bell of the Philadelphia State
House, which rang when the Continental Congress declared
the Independence of the United States, in 1776. It had
been cast in 1753, and upon it were the words ``Proclaim
liberty throughout all the land, to all the inhabitants

2. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose
ball which causes it to sound when moved.

3. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a
flower. ``In a cowslip's bell I lie.'' --Shak.

4. (Arch.) That part of the capital of a column included
between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the
naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist
within the leafage of a capital.

5. pl. (Naut.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time;
or the time so designated.

Note: On shipboard, time is marked by a bell, which is struck
eight times at 4, 8, and 12 o'clock. Half an hour after
it has struck ``eight bells'' it is struck once, and at
every succeeding half hour the number of strokes is
increased by one, till at the end of the four hours,
which constitute a watch, it is struck eight times.

{To bear away the bell}, to win the prize at a race where the
prize was a bell; hence, to be superior in something.

{To bear the bell}, to be the first or leader; -- in allusion
to the bellwether or a flock, or the leading animal of a
team or drove, when wearing a bell.

{To curse by bell}, {book}, {and candle}, a solemn form of
excommunication used in the Roman Catholic church, the
bell being tolled, the book of offices for the purpose
being used, and three candles being extinguished with
certain ceremonies. --Nares.

{To lose the bell}, to be worsted in a contest. ``In single
fight he lost the bell.'' --Fairfax.

{To shake the bells}, to move, give notice, or alarm. --Shak.

Note: Bell is much used adjectively or in combinations; as,
bell clapper; bell foundry; bell hanger; bell-mouthed;
bell tower, etc., which, for the most part, are

{Bell arch} (Arch.), an arch of unusual form, following the
curve of an ogee.

{Bell cage}, or {Bell carriage} (Arch.), a timber frame
constructed to carry one or more large bells.

{Bell cot} (Arch.), a small or subsidiary construction,
frequently corbeled out from the walls of a structure, and
used to contain and support one or more bells.

{Bell deck} (Arch.), the floor of a belfry made to serve as a
roof to the rooms below.

{Bell founder}, one whose occupation it is to found or cast

{Bell foundry}, or {Bell foundery}, a place where bells are
founded or cast.

{Bell gable} (Arch.), a small gable-shaped construction,
pierced with one or more openings, and used to contain

{Bell glass}. See {Bell jar}.

{Bell hanger}, a man who hangs or puts up bells.

{Bell pull}, a cord, handle, or knob, connecting with a bell
or bell wire, and which will ring the bell when pulled.

{Bell punch}, a kind of conductor's punch which rings a bell
when used.

{Bell ringer}, one who rings a bell or bells, esp. one whose
business it is to ring a church bell or chime, or a set of
musical bells for public entertainment.

{Bell roof} (Arch.), a roof shaped according to the general
lines of a bell.

{Bell rope}, a rope by which a church or other bell is rung.

{Bell tent}, a circular conical-topped tent.

{Bell trap}, a kind of bell shaped stench trap.

Bell \Bell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.

2. To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.

Bell \Bell\, v. i.
To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to
blossom; as, hops bell.

Bell \Bell\, v. t. [AS. bellan. See {Bellow}.]
To utter by bellowing. [Obs.]

Bell \Bell\, v. i.
To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a
bellowing sound; to roar.

As loud as belleth wind in hell. --Chaucer.

The wild buck bells from ferny brake. --Sir W.

bell at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

half/part of June
втора природа second nature
от втора ръка at second hand, vicariously
прил. secondhand
на втора степен мат. square
втора цигулка second-fiddle
второ качество second grade/quality
прил. second-rate
нещо второ качество a second-best
второ място след a place second to
на второ място secondly, in the second place
заемам второ място сп. rank second (след to)
минавам на второ място drop to second place
второ отечество an adopted country
второ пришествие doomsday, second advent/comingsecondary
ВТОРИЧЕН продукт by-product
вторична причина an occasional cause
вторична формация геол. a secondary formation
вторични суровини scrapsTuesday
във ВТОРНИК on Tuesdayof/by a secon

bell at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound
when struck
2: a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or
buzzing signal when pushed [syn: {doorbell}, {buzzer}]
3: the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she
heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: {toll}]
4: (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical
time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells
signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
[syn: {ship's bell}]
5: the shape of a bell [syn: {bell shape}, {campana}]
6: a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell
(1819-1905) [syn: {Melville Bell}, {Alexander Melville
7: English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member
of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) [syn: {Vanessa Bell},
{Vanessa Stephen}]
8: United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone
(1847-1922) [syn: {Alexander Bell}, {Alexander Graham Bell}]
9: a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes
of different lengths that are struck with a hammer [syn: {chime},
10: the flared opening of a tubular device

v : attach a bell to; "bell cows"

bell at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Bell|bèll


Category: Image - :Dzwon z Jasnej Góry.jpg|thumb|A large bell
Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: IPA » /bɛl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bEl/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bell.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛl

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » belle, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » bellōn|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » bel|lang=nl.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.
    1. 1848, Edgar Allan Poe, "Inter: w » The Bells"
    2. : HEAR the sledges with the bells
    3. : Silver bells!
    4. : What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
    5. The sounding of a bell as a signal.
    6. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=December 18
    |author=Ben Dirs
    |title=Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=Referee Steve Smoger was an almost invisible presence in the ring as both men went at it, although he did have a word with Froch when he landed with a shot after the bell at the end of the eighth.
    1. Inter: chiefly » British|informal A telephone call.
    2. : I’ll give you a bell later.
    3. A signal at a school that tells the students when it's time to change classes during the day.
    4. Inter: musi » c The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
    5. Inter: nautica » l Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch)
    6. The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from bell (noun)

  • bell, book and candle
  • bell curve
  • bellbottoms
  • bellflower
  • bell-ringer
  • bell tower

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • bells and whistles‎
    • bicycle bell
    • bluebell
    • church bell
    • doorbell

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • handbell
  • ring someone's bell
  • saved by the bell
  • sound as a bell
  • with bells on

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » percussive instrument
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|bel, Inter: t- » af|klok
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|këmbanë|f, Inter: t- » sq|zile|f
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|جرس|tr=jaras
    • Aramaic:
    • : Syriac: ܙܓܐ (zagā, zago) {{m}}
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|զանգ|tr=zang Inter: gloss » big, Inter: t- » hy|զանգակ|tr=zangak Inter: gloss » small
    • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|cãmbanã|f, Inter: t- » rup|chipru
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|камбана|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|campana|f
    • Cebuano: kampana
    • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|kasesepi
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|zvon|m Inter: gloss » church, Inter: t- » cs|zvonek|m Inter: gloss » smaller, Inter: t- » cs|zvonec|m Inter: gloss » cattle, Inter: t- » cs|zvoneček|m Inter: gloss » small
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|campuona|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|klok|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sonorilo
    • Finnish: kello, tiuku Inter: gloss » small
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cloche|f
    • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|čhampane|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ზარი|tr=zari|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|ზანზალაკი|tr=zanzalaki|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Glocke|f

  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • Bell at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bell


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bellmaker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
    1. The Bell telephone company (after Inter: w » Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
    2. Inter: given name » male|from=surnames occasionally transferred from the surname.
    3. A female given name, a variant of Belle; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century.
    4. 1857 Category: w - :Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens, Category: s - :The Perils of Certain English Prisoners|The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, Chapter 1:
    5. : I couldn’t make out her name at first; for, when she gave it in answer to my inquiry, it sounded like Beltot, which didn’t sound right. But, when we became better acquainted—which was while Charker and I were drinking sugar-cane sangaree, which she made in a most excellent manner—I found that her Christian name was Isabella, which they shortened into Bell, and that the name of the deceased non-commissioned officer was Tott. Being the kind of neat little woman it was natural to make a toy of—I never saw a woman so like a toy in my life—she had got the plaything name of Belltott. In short, she had no other name on the island.

      Related terms

      * Baby Bell

  • Bellhead
  • Ma Bell


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: US » Canada a telephone utility; a Baby Bell.

  • Category: Category:English surnames from Middle English -
    Category: Category:English diminutives of female given names -
    Translation: ar » Bell
    Translation: id » Bell
    Translation: ie » Bell
    Translation: pl » Bell
    Translation: ru » Bell
    Translation: sr » Bell
    Translation: th » Bell
    Translation: zh » Bell

    bèll at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » oc|bèl (Languedocian)
  • Inter: l » oc|bèu (Provence)
  • Inter: l » oc|bèth (Gascon)


    * Inter: IPA » ['bɛll]|lang=oc


    Inter: head » oc|adjective|sort=bell

  • Inter: Guardiol » lang=oc|skey=bell beautiful

  • Translation: oc » bèll