Definition of Bell

  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
  • (n.) Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
  • (v. t.) To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
  • (v. t.) To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
  • (v. i.) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
  • (v. t.) To utter by bellowing.
  • (v. i.) To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.

Antonyms of Bell

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Homophones of Bell