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Bell meaning

bell - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. the sound of a bell being struck; " saved by the bell"; " she heard the distant toll of church bells"
  2. 2. United States inventor ( born in Scotland) of the telephone ( 1847- 1922)
  3. 3. a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell ( 1819- 1905)
  4. 4. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
  5. 5. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.
  6. 6. The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
  7. 7. To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
  8. 8. To make bell- mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
  9. 9. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
  10. 10. To utter by bellowing.
  11. 11. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.
  12. 12. A hollow vessel of metal which rings when struck; anything shaped like a bell.

bell - examples of usage

  1. One day she was shut up in a room by herself when she heard the bell ring. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I shall ring the bell when I have put away your horse, M'm'selle. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Oliver, ring the bell." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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