Definition of BELL

noun : BELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck ;

  • 3. (

    ) the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (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. ;

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) the flared opening of a tubular device ;

verb : BELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) attach a bell to; "bell cows" ;


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