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bell 1

 (bĕl)
n.
1. A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone when struck.
2. Something resembling such an instrument in shape or sound, as:
a. The round, flared opening of a wind instrument at the opposite end from the mouthpiece.
b. bells A percussion instrument consisting of metal tubes or bars that emit tones when struck.
c. A hollow, usually inverted vessel, such as one used for diving deep below the surface of a body of water.
d. The corolla of a flower: "In a cowslip's bell I lie" (Shakespeare).
e. The body of a jellyfish.
3. Nautical
a. A stroke on a hollow metal instrument to mark the hour.
b. The time indicated by the striking of this instrument, divided into half hours.
v. belled, bell·ing, bells
v.tr.
1. To put a bell on.
2. To cause to flare like a bell.
v.intr.
To assume the form of a bell; flare.
Idiom:
bell the cat
To perform a daring act.

[Middle English belle, from Old English.]

bell 2

 (bĕl)
n.
The bellowing or baying cry of certain animals, such as a deer in rut or a beagle on the hunt.
intr.v. belled, bell·ing, bells
To utter long, deep, resonant sounds; bellow.

[From Middle English bellen, to bellow, from Old English bellan.]

bell

(bɛl)
n
1. (Instruments) a hollow, usually metal, cup-shaped instrument that emits a musical ringing sound when struck, often by a clapper hanging inside it
2. (Horology) the sound made by such an instrument or device, as for showing the hours or marking the beginning or end of a period of time
3. (Electrical Engineering) an electrical device that rings or buzzes as a signal
4. (Instruments) the bowl-shaped termination of the tube of certain musical wind instruments, such as the trumpet or oboe
5. (Instruments) any musical percussion instrument emitting a ringing tone, such as a glockenspiel, one of a set of hand bells, etc. Compare chime13
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical a signal rung on a ship's bell to count the number of half-hour intervals during each of six four-hour watches reckoned from midnight. Thus, one bell may signify 12.30, 4.30, or 8.30 a.m. or p.m
7. (Nautical Terms) See diving bell
8. (Biology) biology a structure resembling a bell in shape, such as the corolla of certain flowers or the body of a jellyfish
9. (Telecommunications) slang Brit a telephone call (esp in the phrase give someone a bell)
10. beat seven bells out of knock seven bells out of informal Brit to give a severe beating to
11. (Ecclesiastical Terms) bell, book, and candle
a. instruments used formerly in excommunications and other ecclesiastical acts
b. informal the solemn ritual ratification of such acts
12. ring a bell to sound familiar; recall to the mind something previously experienced, esp indistinctly
13. sound as a bell in perfect condition
14. the bells the ringing of bells, in a church or other public building, at midnight on December 31st, symbolizing the beginning of a new year
vb
15. to be or cause to be shaped like a bell
16. (tr) to attach a bell or bells to
17. bell the cat to undertake a dangerous mission
[Old English belle; related to Old Norse bjalla, Middle Low German bell; see bell2]

bell

(bɛl)
n
(Zoology) a bellowing or baying cry, esp that of a hound or a male deer in rut
vb
(Zoology) to utter (such a cry)
[Old English bellan; related to Old Norse belja to bellow, Old High German bellan to roar, Sanskrit bhāsate he talks; see bellow]

Bell

(bɛl)
n
1. (Biography) Acton, Currer (ˈkʌrə), and Ellis. pen names of the sisters Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Brontë. See Brontë
2. (Biography) Alexander Graham. 1847–1922, US scientist, born in Scotland, who invented the telephone (1876)
3. (Biography) Sir Francis Henry Dillon. 1851–1936, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1925)
4. (Biography) Gertrude (Margaret Lowthian). 1868–1926, British traveller, writer, and diplomat; secretary to the British High Commissioner in Baghdad (1917–26)
5. (Biography) Joshua. born 1967, US violinist
6. (Biography) Dame (Susan) Jocelyn, married name Jocelyn Burnell, born 1943, British radio astronomer, who discovered the first pulsar
7. (Biography) Vanessa, original name Vanessa Stephen. 1879–1961, British painter; a member of the Bloomsbury group, sister of Virginia Woolf and wife of the art critic Clive Bell (1881–1964)

bell1

(bɛl)
n.
1. a hollow metal instrument, typically cup-shaped with a flaring mouth, that produces a ringing sound when struck.
2. any device, as an electronic circuit, that produces a similar sound.
3. the stroke or sound of a bell.
4. something having the form of a bell, as the flared end of a musical wind instrument.
5. any of the half-hour units of nautical time rung on the bell of a ship.
v.t.
7. to cause to flare like a bell.
8. to put a bell on.
v.i.
9. to take or have the form of a bell.
Idioms:
1. bell the cat, to attempt something dangerous or daring.
2. with bells on, eagerly; ready to enjoy oneself.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English belle, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German belle]

bell2

(bɛl)
v.i.
1. to bellow; bay.
n.
2. a bellowing or baying sound, esp. of a stag in rut or a hunting dog.
[1275–1325; Middle English; Old English bellan to roar, c. Middle Dutch bel(l)en, Old High German bellan, Old Norse belja]

Bell

(bɛl)

n.
Alexander Graham, 1847–1922, U.S. scientist, born in Scotland: inventor of the telephone.

bell

- The flared open end of a wind instrument.
See also related terms for wind instrument.

bell


Past participle: belled
Gerund: belling

Imperative
bell
bell
Present
I bell
you bell
he/she/it bells
we bell
you bell
they bell
Preterite
I belled
you belled
he/she/it belled
we belled
you belled
they belled
Present Continuous
I am belling
you are belling
he/she/it is belling
we are belling
you are belling
they are belling
Present Perfect
I have belled
you have belled
he/she/it has belled
we have belled
you have belled
they have belled
Past Continuous
I was belling
you were belling
he/she/it was belling
we were belling
you were belling
they were belling
Past Perfect
I had belled
you had belled
he/she/it had belled
we had belled
you had belled
they had belled
Future
I will bell
you will bell
he/she/it will bell
we will bell
you will bell
they will bell
Future Perfect
I will have belled
you will have belled
he/she/it will have belled
we will have belled
you will have belled
they will have belled
Future Continuous
I will be belling
you will be belling
he/she/it will be belling
we will be belling
you will be belling
they will be belling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been belling
you have been belling
he/she/it has been belling
we have been belling
you have been belling
they have been belling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been belling
you will have been belling
he/she/it will have been belling
we will have been belling
you will have been belling
they will have been belling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been belling
you had been belling
he/she/it had been belling
we had been belling
you had been belling
they had been belling
Conditional
I would bell
you would bell
he/she/it would bell
we would bell
you would bell
they would bell
Past Conditional
I would have belled
you would have belled
he/she/it would have belled
we would have belled
you would have belled
they would have belled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struckbell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
church bell - a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church); "church bells were ringing all over town"
clapper, tongue - metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
cowbell - a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
death bell, death knell - a bell rung to announce a death
dinner bell - a bell rung to announce that dinner has been served
electric bell - a bell activated by the magnetic effect of an electric current
fire bell - a bell rung to give a fire alarm
school bell - a bell rung to announce beginning or ending of class
sheep bell - a bell hung round the neck of a sheep so that the sheep can be easily located
shop bell - a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop
signaling device - a device used to send signals
cascabel, sleigh bell - a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
sound bow - contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
warning bell, tocsin - a bell used to sound an alarm
2.bell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushedbell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
night bell - a doorbell to be used at night
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
3.bell - the sound of a bell being struckbell - the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
knell - the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
angelus, angelus bell - the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
4.bell - (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bellbell - (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
5.bell - the shape of a bellbell - the shape of a bell      
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
6.Bell - a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
7.Bell - English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
Bloomsbury Group - an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
8.bell - United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)Bell - United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)
9.bell - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammerbell - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
carillon - set of bells hung in a bell tower
handbell - a bell that is held in the hand
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
10.bell - the flared opening of a tubular device
blunderbuss - a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
funnel - a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Verb1.bell - attach a bell tobell - attach a bell to; "bell cows"  
attach - cause to be attached
Translations
جَرَسكل أداة كالجَرَس
zvonzvonekzvoněnízvoneczvoneček
klokkeringeklokke
kellopuhelusoittosoittokello
zvono
harangcsengõcsengő
bjallaklukkaklukka, bjalla
skambutisvarpas
zvaniņšzvanszvārgu- lis
clopot
zvonzvonček
zvonzvonec
klockapling
ระฆัง
chuông

bell

[bel]
A. N
1. (= church bell) → campana f; (= handbell) → campanilla f; (= doorbell, electric bell) → timbre m; (for cow) → cencerro m; (for cat, on toy, dress etc) → cascabel m
two/eight bells (Naut) las medias horas de cada guardia marítima
to ring a bell that rings a belleso me suena
it doesn't ring a bell with meno me suena
he was saved by the bell (lit) (Boxing) → le salvó la campana (fig) → se salvó por los pelos
2. [of trumpet] → pabellón m; [of flower] → campanilla f
3. (Brit) (= phone call) I'll give you a bellte llamaré
B. CPD bell glass, bell jar Nfanal m, campana f de cristal
bell pull Ncampanilla f
bell push Npulsador m de timbre
bell rope Ncuerda f de campana
bells and whistles NPL (esp Comput) → elementos mpl accesorios (pej) → florituras fpl
bell tent Npabellón m
bell tower Ncampanario m

bell

[ˈbɛl] n
[church] → cloche f; (small)clochette f, grelot m
Our cat has a bell on its neck → Notre chat a une clochette à son collier.
as clear as a bell → clair(e) comme de l'eau de roche
to be as sound as a bell → être en parfait état
that rings a bell (reminds me of sth)cela me rappelle qch
(on door)sonnette f
to ring the bell → sonner à la porte
I've been ringing the door bell for ages → Ça fait un moment que je sonne à la porte.
(electric)sonnerie f
to give sb a bell (British) (= phone) → donner un coup de fil à qnbell-bottomed trousers [ˈbɛlbɒtəmd] bell-bottoms [ˈbɛlbɒtəmz] nplpantalon m (à) pattes d'éléphant

bell

:
bell-bottomed trousers (esp Brit), bell-bottoms
bellboy
n (esp US) → Page m, → Hoteljunge m
bell captain
n (US) → Chef(in) m(f)der Hotelpagen

bell

:
bellflower
n (Bot) → Glockenblume f
bell heather
nGlockenheide f
bellhop
n (US) = bellboy

bell

:
bell pull
nKlingelzug m
bell push
nKlingel f
bell-ringer
nGlöckner m
bell-ringing
bell rope
n (in church) → Glockenstrang m; (in house) → Klingelzug m
bells and whistles
pl (esp Comput inf: = additional features) → Extras pl
bell-shaped

bell

:
bell tent
nRundzelt nt
bell tower
nGlockenturm m
bellwether
nLeithammel m

bell

1
n
Glocke f; (small: on toys, pet’s collar etc) → Glöckchen nt, → Schelle f; (= school bell, doorbell, of bicycle) → Klingel f, → Glocke f (dated); (= handbell also)Schelle f; (of typewriter, Telec) → Klingel f; as clear as a bell (voice)glasklar; picturegestochen scharf; hear, soundlaut und deutlich; as sound as a bellkerngesund
(= sound of bell)Läuten nt; (of doorbell, school bell, telephone etc)Klingeln nt; (in athletics) → Glocke fzur letzten Runde; there’s the belles klingelt or läutet; was that the bell?hat es gerade geklingelt or geläutet?; the teacher came in on the bellder Lehrer kam mit dem Klingeln or Läuten herein; he’s coming up to the beller geht nun in die letzte Runde; it was 3.02 at the bellzu Beginn der letzten Runde hatte er eine Zeit von 3.02; to give somebody a bell (Brit inf) → jdn anrufen
(Naut) → Schiffsglocke f; (= ringing)Läuten nt(der Schiffsglocke); (for time also) → Glasen nt (spec); it is eight bellses ist acht Glas (spec); to ring one belleinmal glasen (spec)
(of flower)Glocke f, → Kelch m; (of trumpet)Stürze f; (of loudspeaker)(Schall)trichter m
vteine Glocke/ein Glöckchen umhängen (+dat); to bell the cat (fig)der Katze die Schelle umhängen

bell

2
n (of stag)Röhren nt
viröhren

bell

[bɛl] n (small, on door, electric) → campanello; (church bell) → campana; (on cats, harness) → sonaglio; (on cow) → campanaccio; (of telephone) → soneria
that rings a bell (fig) → mi ricorda qualcosa

bell

(bel) noun
1. a hollow object, usually of metal, which gives a ringing sound when struck by the clapper inside. church bells.
2. any other mechanism for giving a ringing sound. Our doorbell is broken.

bell

جَرَس zvon klokke Klingel καμπάνα campana, timbre soittokello cloche zvono campana bel bjelle dzwonek sino звонок klocka ระฆัง zil chuông