Bell
Bell Bell, v. i. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar. [1913 Webster]

As loud as belleth wind in hell. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The wild buck bells from ferny brake. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bell — may refer to: Devices that produce sound * Altar bell, a bell rung during the Catholic Mass. * Bell character, a character that produces an audible signal at a terminal. * Bell effect, a musical technique similar to an arpeggio. * Bell… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell — steht für: Bell (Familienname), englischer Familienname die Abkürzung für Besondere Lernleistung (auch BeLL) Bell (Steuerzeichen), Steuerzeichen im ASCII Code Bell (Automobilhersteller), britisches Cyclecar Cyclecars Bell, ehemaliger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bell — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El termino Bell puede referirse a: El apellido de las siguientes personas: Alexander Graham Bell, científico, inventor y logopeda escocés y estadounidense John S. Bell, fisico norirlandes Charlie Bell, empresario… …   Wikipedia Español

  • bell — W3S2 [bel] n [: 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bell — ► NOUN 1) a deep inverted metal cup that sounds a clear musical note when struck. 2) a device that buzzes or rings to give a signal. 3) (bells) a musical instrument consisting of a set of metal tubes, played by being struck. 4) Nautical the time… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bell — Bell, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 36664 Housing Units (2000): 9215 Land area (2000): 2.476872 sq. miles (6.415068 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.165612 sq. miles (0.428932 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.642484 sq. miles (6.844000 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bell — bell1 [bel] n. [ME & OE belle < IE base * bhel , to sound, roar (orig. ? echoic) > BELLOW, ON belja, to roar] 1. a hollow object, usually cuplike, made of metal or other hard material which rings when struck, as by a clapper inside 2. such… …   English World dictionary

  • Bell — Bell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belling}.] To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat. [1913 Webster] 2. To make bell mouthed; as, to bell a tube. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell — Bell, v. i. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell — Bell, v. t. [AS. bellan. See {Bellow}.] To utter by bellowing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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