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Belfry meaning

belfry - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.
  2. 2. A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.
  3. 3. A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose.
  4. 4. The framing on which a bell is suspended.
  5. 5. Tower, or that part of a tower, in which bells are hung.

belfry - examples of usage

  1. There was no sound from the belfry, adding to her conviction that the man imprisoned there was fearful of attracting attention to his plight.
  2. He must be after something hidden in the belfry.
  3. The whole institution had an air of old- established order and unceasing care; all the paint was new and clean; the gardens and terraces, with hedges and shrubs that had grown high and thick, were beautifully kept; not a weed showed in borders or paths; the copper bell in the belfry turret was so well polished that it seemed to shine, even though no glint of sunlight touched it. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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