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Definitions of bell:
  • noun:   a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun:   the flared opening of a tubular device
  • noun:   the sound of a bell being struck
    Example: "Saved by the bell"
  • noun:   United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)
  • noun:   English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
  • noun:   a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
  • noun:   the shape of a bell
  • noun:   (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.
  • noun:   a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
  • noun:   a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  • verb:   attach a bell to
    Example: "Bell cows"
  • name:  A surname (very common: 1 in 854 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #58)
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 100000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3143)

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