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bell (noun)
1.
a) a hollow metallic device that gives off a reverberating sound when struck
b) - doorbell
2.
a) the sounding of a bell as a signal
b) a stroke of a bell (as on shipboard) to indicate the time , also the time so indicated
c) a half hour period of a watch on shipboard indicated by the strokes of a bell below - see ship's bells table
3.
something having the form of a bell as
a) the corolla of a flower
b) a bell-shaped organ or part (as the umbrella of a jellyfish or the dewlap of a moose)
c) the part of the capital of a column between the abacus and neck molding
d) the flared end of a wind instrument
4.
a) a percussion instrument consisting of metal bars or tubes that when struck give out tones resembling - bells usually used in plural
b) - glockenspiel
bell (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to provide with a bell
2.
intransitive verb
to flare the end of (as a tube) into the shape of a bell to take the form of a bell - flare
bell (verb)
intransitive verb
to make a resonant or baying sound - bellowing the wild buck bells from ferny brake Sir Walter Scott
bell (noun)
- bellow roar
Bell (biographical name)
Alexander Graham 1847–1922 Am. (Scot.-born) inventor
Bell (geographical name)
city California of Los Angeles 36,664 - SW SE pop
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