Information about English word BELL
Definitions of BELL
- A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.
- The sounding of a bell as a signal.
- A telephone call.
- A signal at a school that tells the students when a class is starting or ending.
- The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
- Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch)
- The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.
- Anything shaped like a bell, such as the cup or corolla of a flower.
- The part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.
- An instrument situated on a bicycle's handlebar, used by the cyclist to warn of his or her presence.
- To attach a bell to.
- To shape so that it flares out like a bell.
- To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.
- To bellow or roar.
- To utter in a loud manner; to thunder forth.
- The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.
- a telephone utility; a Baby Bell.
- The bell character.
- A bubble.
- To telephone.
- of Scottish and northern English origin for a bell ringer, bellmaker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)."
- The Bell telephone company (after , the inventor of the telephone.)
- ; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century.
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