bell

[ UK /bˈɛl/ ]
[ US /ˈbɛɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the shape of a bell
  2. (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.
  3. a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  4. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
  5. the flared opening of a tubular device
  6. the sound of a bell being struck
    saved by the bell
    she heard the distant toll of church bells
  7. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
VERB
  1. attach a bell to
    bell cows
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How To Use bell In A Sentence

  • After a little while the bellboy realized that there was a special on rooms that night and the price for the men's room should have been $25. Math problem?
  • There’s a town on the central coast of British Columbia called Bella Coola, B.C. that could probably use a little attention right now. Blogging Batholiths Part 2 - The Panda's Thumb
  • Of course, Whitty himself ain’t exactly a peach; he loves him some torture, and buries knives in bellies with minimal provocation; when it comes to witch-hunting, he’s of the “burn her alive now, ask questions … well, don’t really bother asking questions, it’s just so damn fun to burn people, let’s do it some more!” school. Cry of the Banshee « Skid Roche
  • Lost in nostalgic souvenirs I ambled past les belles, snapping a few more photos along the way. Kindness of strangers
  • Receiving the round initial in the third quarter, the Rams would put together the 10-play, 61-yard expostulate immoderate 5 mins as great as finishing it off with the 6-yard TD pass from Stefkovich to So, TE, Joe Migliarese (Blue Bell, Pa.) to tighten the measure to twenty-nine twenty-eight TU. Archive 2009-12-01
  • All of a sudden St. Philip's ten bells start tanging - one o’clock already - and at once the workshops and factories around the yard begin disgorging throngs of workers on their way to lunch
  • Moreover, don't these choices facilitate a feminist reading of the text, deconstructing sentimentality to expose masculine failings and feminine rebellion?
  • Apparently, the discovery that Landis is 10,000 years old further proves the fact that he is using performance enhancing steroids. creeky belly Doping ID - The Panda's Thumb
  • To wake up with her belly-up and demanding affection is to have your heart explode with the kind of joy that compels some people into a life of large-scale oil painting.
  • Human rebellion didn't change his desire. Christianity Today
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