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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.

Bell Quotations

I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.
Eminem

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
A. N. Wilson

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
Oscar Hammerstein II

Music was the one thing I could control. It was the one world that offered me freedom. When I played music, my nightmares ended. My family problems disappeared. I didn't have to search for answers. The answers lay no further than the bell of my trumpet and my scrawled, pencilled scores. Music made me full, strong, popular, self-reliant and cool.
Quincy Jones

One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears.
Temple Grandin
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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