bellied


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bel·ly

 (bĕl′ē)
n. pl. bel·lies
1. See abdomen.
2. The underside of the body of certain vertebrate animals, such as a snake.
3. A cut of meat from the underside of an animal, especially a pig.
4. Informal
a. The stomach.
b. An appetite for food.
5. The womb; the uterus.
6.
a. A part that bulges or protrudes: the belly of a sail.
b. Anatomy The bulging, central part of a muscle.
7. A deep or central interior space: the engine in the belly of a ship; fish down in the belly of a river.
intr. & tr.v. bel·lied, bel·ly·ing, bel·lies
To bulge or cause to bulge. See Synonyms at bulge.
Phrasal Verb:
belly up
To approach closely: belly up to the bar.

[Middle English beli, from Old English belg, bag; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

bel•lied

(ˈbɛl id)

adj.
having a belly big-bellied.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bellied - having a bellybellied - having a belly; often used in combination
bellyless, flat-bellied - lacking a prominent belly
2.bellied - curving outwardbellied - curving outward      
protrusive - thrusting outward
Translations

bellied

a. panzudo-a, barrigón-a, con barriga.
References in classic literature ?
As they went cutting sidewise through the water, the sails bellied taut, with the wind filling and overflowing them.
In a kind of stupor I watched all hands take to the rigging, and slowly but surely she came round to the wind; the sails fluttered, and then bellied out as the wind came into them.
As the sail bellied out with the wind, the ship flew through the deep blue water, and the foam hissed against her bows as she sped onward.