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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

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

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
Phyllis Diller

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
Terry Pratchett

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

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne
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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