Belch Belch, n. 1. The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation. [1913 Webster]

2. Malt liquor; -- vulgarly so called as causing eructation. [Obs.] --Dennis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • belch — vb Belch, burp, vomit, disgorge, regurgitate, spew, throw up are comparable when they mean to eject matter (as food or gas) from the stomach by way of the mouth or, in extended use, from a containing cavity by way of an opening. Belch denotes the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • belch — vi to expel gas suddenly from the stomach through the mouth vt to expel (gas) from the stomach suddenly: ERUCT belch n an act or instance of belching: ERUCTATION …   Medical dictionary

  • belch — [beltʃ] v [: Old English; Origin: bealcian] 1.) to let air from your stomach come out loudly through your mouth = ↑burp 2.) [i]also belch out [I and T] to send out a large amount of smoke, flames etc, or to come out of something in large amounts… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Belch — (b[e^]lch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belched} (b[e^]lch); p. pr. & vb. n. {Belching}.] [OE. belken, AS. bealcan, akin to E. bellow. See {Bellow}, v. i.] 1. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct. [1913 Webster] I belched a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Belch — Belch, v. i. 1. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate. [1913 Webster] 2. To issue with spasmodic force or noise. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • belch — [belch] vi., vt. [ME belchen < OE bealcian, to bring up, emit, splutter out] 1. to expel (gas) through the mouth from the stomach; eruct 2. to utter (curses, orders, etc.) violently 3. to throw forth (its contents) violently, often in spasms… …   English World dictionary

  • belch — (v.) O.E. bealcan bring up wind from the stomach, also swell, heave, of echoic origin (Cf. Du. balken to bray, shout ). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. Related: Belched; belching. As a noun, recorded from 1510s. It is recorded in 1706 …   Etymology dictionary

  • belch — [v] burp; spew discharge, disgorge, emit, eruct, eructate, erupt, give off, gush, hiccup, irrupt, repeat, ventilate, vomit; concept 185 …   New thesaurus

  • belch — ► VERB 1) noisily emit wind from the stomach through the mouth. 2) forcefully emit (smoke or flames). ► NOUN ▪ an act of belching. ORIGIN Old English, probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • belch — [[t]be̱ltʃ[/t]] belches, belching, belched 1) VERB If someone belches, they make a sudden noise in their throat because air has risen up from their stomach. Garland covered his mouth with his hand and belched discreetly. Syn: burp N COUNT Belch… …   English dictionary

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