HyperDic: bell

English > 11 senses of the word bell / Bell:
NOUNartifactbella hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
artifactbell, doorbell, buzzera push button at an outer door / door / door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
eventbell, tollthe sound of a bell being struck
timebell, ship's bell(nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell
shapebell, bell shape, campanathe shape of a bell
person Bell, Melville Bell, Alexander Melville Bella phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
person Bell, Vanessa Bell, Vanessa StephenEnglish painter
person Bell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham BellUnited States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone / telephone (1847-1922)
artifactbell, chime, gonga percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer
artifactbellthe flared opening of a tubular device
VERBcontactbellattach a bell to
bell / Bell > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck.
InstancesLiberty BellThe bell of Independence Hall
Partsclapper, tonguemetal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
sound bowcontact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
Narrowerchurch bellA bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church)
cowbellA bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
death knell, death bellA bell rung to announce a death
dinner bellA bell rung to announce that dinner has been served
electric bellA bell activated by the magnetic effect of an electric current
fire bellA bell rung to give a fire alarm
school bellA bell rung to announce beginning or ending of class
sheep bellA bell hung round the neck of a sheep so that the sheep can be easily located
shop bellA bell attached to the door of a small shop
sleigh bell, cascabelA bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
tocsin, warning bellA bell used to sound an alarm
Broaderacoustic deviceA device for amplifying or transmitting sound
signaling deviceA device used to send signals
Spanishcampana
Catalancampana
Verbsbellattach a bell to
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA push button at an outer door / door / door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed.
Synonymsdoorbell, buzzer
Narrowernight bellA doorbell to be used at night
Broaderpush button, push, buttonAn electrical switch operated by pressing
Spanishtimbre
Catalantimbre
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe sound of a bell being struck.
Examples
  • "saved by the bell"
  • "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
Synonymtoll
Narrowerangelus bell, angelusThe sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
knellThe sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishcampana
Catalancampana
Verbsbellattach a bell to
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 4, time
Meaning(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..
Synonymship's bell
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
Broadertime unit, unit of timeA unit for measuring time periods
Spanishcampana de barco
Catalancampana de vaixell
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 5, shape
MeaningThe shape of a bell.
Synonymsbell shape, campana
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanishcampana, forma de campana
Catalancampana, forma de campana
English > Bell: 11 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningA phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905).
SynonymsMelville Bell, Alexander Melville Bell
Instance ofphoneticianA specialist in phonetics
SpanishAlexander Melville Bell, Bell, Melville Bell
CatalanBell
English > Bell: 11 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningEnglish painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961).
SynonymsVanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen
Instance ofpainterAn artist who paints / paints
Member ofBloomsbury GroupAn 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
SpanishVanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen
CatalanVanessa Bell
English > Bell: 11 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningUnited States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone / telephone (1847-1922).
SynonymsAlexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell
Instance ofinventor, discoverer, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
SpanishAlexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell
CatalanAlexander Graham Bell
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument.
Synonymschime, gong
NarrowercarillonSet of bells hung in a bell tower
handbellA bell that is held in the hand
Broaderpercussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Spanishcampanas tubulares, carillón, gong
Catalancarilló, gong
English > bell: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningThe flared opening of a tubular device.
Part ofblunderbussA short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
funnelA conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end
wind instrument, windA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
BroaderopeningA vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
Spanishcampana
Catalancampana
English > bell: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningattach a bell to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bell cows"
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Nounsbella hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
bellthe sound of a bell being struck

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