Associations to the word «Bel»


BEL, noun. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively. See also decibel.
BEL, noun. Alternative form of bael (Indian tree)
BEL, proper noun. A Babylonian deity, corresponding to the Semitic Baal.
BEL, proper noun. (Armenian mythology) An evil giant who ruled Babylon prior to his defeat by the Armenian culture hero Hayk.
BEL, proper noun. A female given name.
BEL, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Belgium.
BEL & DR., proper noun. Abbreviation of Bel and the Dragon.
BEL AND THE DRAGON, proper noun. (biblical) A deuterocanonical, apocryphal book of the Bible.
BEL CANTO, noun. (music) An elegant style of singing characterized by beautiful tone and an effortless technique.
BEL ESPRIT, noun. A very witty or clever person.
BEL PAESE, noun. A soft, mild cheese in the form of small disks; produced from cow's milk, originally in Lombardy

Dictionary definition

BEL, noun. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels.
BEL, noun. Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil.

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