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bell

noun

1 bell

A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: bel, klok, schel
Polish: dzwon



2 bell

A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed.

synonyms: buzzer, doorbell.

Roget 408: resonance; ring etc. v.; ringing, tintinabulation etc. v.; reflexion [Brit.], reflection, reverberation; echo, reecho; ... show more

Dutch: door Bell, huisbel, zoemer, bel, deurbel, ding-dong, klingel
Polish: dzwonek, przycisk dzwonka, przycisk dzwonkowy

3 bell

The sound of a bell being struck:
— Saved by the bell.
— She heard the distant toll of church bells.

synonym: toll.

Dutch: bel
Polish: bim

4 bell

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..

synonym: ship's bell.

Dutch: scheepsbel

5 bell

The shape of a bell.

synonyms: bell shape, campana.

6 Bell

A phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905).

synonyms: Alexander Melville Bell, Melville Bell.

7 Bell

English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961).

synonyms: Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen.

8 Bell

United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922).

synonyms: Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell.

9 bell

A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument.

synonyms: chime, gong.

Roget 417: musical instruments; band; string-band, brass-band; orchestra; orchestrina.    [Stringed instruments], monochord, polychord; harp, lyre, lute, archlute; mandola, ... show more

Dutch: klok
Polish: dzwony rurowe

10 bell

The flared opening of a tubular device.

Polish: dźwięcznik, czara głosowa

verb

1 bell

Attach a bell to.


Moby thesaurus: Roman candle, aerophone, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, arrest, balefire, battery, beacon, beacon fire, bell buoy, bells, blinker, blue peter, bones, bong, buoy, castanets, caution light, celesta ... show more.

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