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Definition of Bell

Bell

  1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.
  2. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
  3. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.
  4. That 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.
  5. The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
  6. To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
  7. To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
  8. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
  9. To utter by bellowing.
  10. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.
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Bell Translations

bell in Danish is klokke
bell in Dutch is klok
bell in French is sonnette, cloche
bell in Italian is campanello, campana
bell in Latin is campana
bell in Norwegian is klokke
bell in Portuguese is sino, campainha
bell in Spanish is timbre, campana
bell in Swedish is klocka, ringklocka, kyrkklocka
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