Belfry

  • 1 Belfry — Lage in Montana …

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  • 2 Belfry — • The upper part of the tower or steeple of a church, for the reception of the bells; or a detached tower containing bells, as the campanile of the Italians Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Belfry     Belfry …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Belfry — Belfry, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 219 Housing Units (2000): 119 Land area (2000): 1.902815 sq. miles (4.928268 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.902815 sq.… …

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  • 4 Belfry, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 219 Housing Units (2000): 119 Land area (2000): 1.902815 sq. miles (4.928268 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.902815 sq. miles… …

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  • 5 Belfry — Bel fry, n. [OE. berfray movable tower used in sieges, OF. berfreit, berfroit, F. beffroi, fr. MHG. bervrit, bercvrit, G. bergfriede, fr. MHG. bergen to protect (G. bergen to conceal) + vride peace, protection, G. friede peace; in compounds often …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 belfry — c.1400, siege tower (late 13c. in Anglo Latin with a sense bell tower ), from O.N.Fr. berfroi movable siege tower (Mod.Fr. beffroi), from M.H.G. bercfrit protecting shelter, lit. that which watches over peace, from bergen to protect (see BURY (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 belfry — [n] tower; part of tower bell tower, campanile, carillon, clocher, cupola, dome, head, minaret, spire, steeple, turret; concept 440 …

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  • 8 belfry — ► NOUN (pl. belfries) ▪ the place in a bell tower or steeple in which bells are housed. ORIGIN Old French belfrei …

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  • 9 belfry — [bel′frē] n. pl. belfries [ME belfrei, altered by assoc. with belle ( BELL1) < berfrai < OFr berfroi < OHG bergfrid, lit., protector of peace < bergen, to protect (see BURY) + frid, peace] 1. a movable tower used in ancient warfare… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Belfry — The term belfry has a variety of uses:*Bell tower, an architectural term *Belfry, a type of medieval siege tower *Belfry, Montana, a town in the United States *The Belfry, an English golf club * Belfry , a play by Billy Roche, third part of The… …

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  • 11 belfry — /bel free/, n., pl. belfries. 1. a bell tower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart. 2. the part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung. 3. a frame of timberwork that holds or encloses a bell. 4. Slang …

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  • 12 belfry — bel·fry (bĕl’frē) n. pl. bel·fries 1) A bell tower, especially one attached to a building. 2) The part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung. ╂ [Middle English belfrei, from Old North French belfroi, alteration of Old French berfrei,… …

    Word Histories

  • 13 belfry — See: BATS IN ONE S BELFRY or BATS IN THE BELFRY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 belfry — See: BATS IN ONE S BELFRY or BATS IN THE BELFRY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 belfry — [13] Etymologically, belfry has nothing to do with bells; it was a chance similarity between the two words that led to belfry being used from the 15th century onwards for ‘bell tower’. The original English form was berfrey, and it meant ‘movable… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 belfry — See: bats in one s belfry or bats in the belfry …

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  • 17 belfry — UK [ˈbelfrɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms belfry : singular belfry plural belfries the part of a tower that has a bell in it …

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  • 18 belfry — /ˈbɛlfri / (say belfree) noun (plural belfries) 1. a belltower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart. 2. that part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung. 3. a frame of timberwork which may sustain a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 belfry — [13] Etymologically, belfry has nothing to do with bells; it was a chance similarity between the two words that led to belfry being used from the 15th century onwards for ‘bell tower’. The original English form was berfrey, and it meant ‘movable… …

    Word origins

  • 20 belfry — noun (plural belfries) Etymology: Middle English belfrey, berfrey, bell tower, siege tower, from Anglo French *berfrei, *belfrei, of Germanic origin (akin to Middle High German bërvrit siege tower); akin to Old High German bergan to shelter and… …

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