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Bell

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(1):

(v. i.) To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.

(2):

(n.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.

(3):

(v. t.) To utter by bellowing.

(4):

(n.) A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.

(5):

(n.) A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.

(6):

(n.) Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.

(7):

(v. i.) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.

(8):

(n.) That part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.

(9):

(v. t.) To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.

(10):

(v. t.) To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bell'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/b/bell.html. 1828.

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