Bellying
Belly Bel"ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bellying}.] To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bellying — adjective bulging Did it change into the cry of the wind, plaintive at first, angrily shrill as it freshened, rising to a tearing whistle, sinking to a musical trickle of air from the leech of the bellying sail? …   Wiktionary

  • bellying — bel·ly || belɪ n. front part, stomach; venter, abdomen v. inflate, fill; become inflated; protrude, stand out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bellying — adjective curving outward • Syn: ↑bellied, ↑bulbous, ↑bulging, ↑bulgy, ↑protuberant • Similar to: ↑protrusive • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly — bellylike, adj. /bel ee/, n., pl. bellies, v., bellied, bellying. n. 1. the front or under part of a vertebrate body from the breastbone to the pelvis, containing the abdominal viscera; the abdomen. 2. the stomach with its adjuncts. 3. appetite… …   Universalium

  • belly — I. noun (plural bellies) Etymology: Middle English bely bellows, belly, from Old English belg bag, skin; akin to Old High German balg bag, skin, Old English blāwan to blow more at blow Date: before 12th century 1. a. abdomen 1; also potbelly 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ampulla — Am*pul la, n.; pl. {Ampull[ae]}. [L. ] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A narrow necked vessel having two handles and bellying out like a jug. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) (a) A cruet for the wine and water at Mass. (b) The vase in which the holy oil for chrism,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ampullae — Ampulla Am*pul la, n.; pl. {Ampull[ae]}. [L. ] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A narrow necked vessel having two handles and bellying out like a jug. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) (a) A cruet for the wine and water at Mass. (b) The vase in which the holy oil for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bellied — Belly Bel ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bellying}.] To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.] [1913 Webster] Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Belly — Bel ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bellying}.] To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.] [1913 Webster] Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Belly — Bel ly, v. i. To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge. [1913 Webster] The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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