Associations to the word «Bell»

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BELL, noun. A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.
BELL, noun. The sounding of a bell as a signal.
BELL, noun. (chiefly British) (informal) A telephone call.
BELL, noun. A signal at a school that tells the students when a class is starting or ending.
BELL, noun. (music) The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
BELL, noun. (nautical) Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch)
BELL, noun. The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.
BELL, noun. (computing) A device control code that produces a beep (or rings a small electromechanical bell on older teleprinters etc.).
BELL, noun. Anything shaped like a bell, such as the cup or corolla of a flower.
BELL, noun. (architecture) The 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.
BELL, noun. An instrument situated on a bicycle's handlebar, used by the cyclist to warn of his or her presence.
BELL, verb. (transitive) To attach a bell to.
BELL, verb. To shape so that it flares out like a bell.
BELL, verb. (slang) (transitive) To telephone.
BELL, verb. (intransitive) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.
BELL, verb. (intransitive) To bellow or roar.
BELL, noun. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.
BELL, proper noun. A Scottish and northern English surname for a bell ringer, bellmaker, or from someone who lived "at the Bell (inn)"
BELL, proper noun. The Bell telephone company (after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.)
BELL, proper noun. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surname.
BELL, proper noun. A female given name, a variant of Belle; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century.
BELL, noun. (US) (Canada) a telephone utility; a Baby Bell.
BELL ANIMALCULE, noun. (zoology) An protozoan of the family Vorticellidae, common in freshwater ponds.
BELL ANIMALCULES, noun. Plural of bell animalcule
BELL ARCH, noun. An arch of unusual form, following the curve of an ogee.
BELL BOY, noun. Alternative form of bellboy
BELL BUOY, noun. A buoy on which is mounted a bell with four clappers, hung inside an iron cage, which is rung by the motion of the waves
BELL BUOYS, noun. Plural of bell buoy
BELL CAPTAIN, noun. A supervisor of bellhops in a hotel.
BELL CAPTAINS, noun. Plural of bell captain
BELL CHORD, noun. A chord played as a sequence of single notes on multiple instruments (of the same or different kinds), sustained so that the chord can be heard.
BELL COT, noun. (architecture) A small or subsidiary construction, frequently corbelled out from the walls of a structure, and used to contain and support one or more bells.
BELL CURVE, noun. In mathematics, the bell-shaped curve that is typical of the normal distribution.
BELL CURVES, noun. Plural of bell curve
BELL DECK, noun. (architecture) The floor of a belfry, made to serve as a roof to the rooms below.
BELL END, noun. (British) (vulgar) Alternative spelling of bell-end
BELL GABLE, noun. A small gable-shaped construction, pierced with one or more openings, and used to contain bells.
BELL HEATHER, noun. A species of heather, native to western and central Europe, Erica cinerea; heather-bell
BELL JAR, noun. A piece of laboratory equipment used for creating vacuums, often made of glass in a bell-like shape.
BELL JARS, noun. Plural of bell jar
BELL METAL, noun. A hard alloy of about three parts of copper to one of tin, used for making bells.
BELL OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To open out into a bell shape.
BELL PEPPER, noun. Capsicum annuum, an edible spicy-sweet fruit, originating in the New World.
BELL PEPPERS, noun. Plural of bell pepper
BELL PROCESS, proper noun. The process of washing molten pig iron by adding iron oxide.
BELL PUNCH, noun. A kind of conductor's punch which rings a bell when used.
BELL RINGER, noun. A person, especially one of a group, who rings bells.
BELL RINGER, noun. (derogatory) A door-to-door salesman.
BELL RINGER, noun. (education) An assignment, usually done at the beginning of a class, usually intended as a warm-up before other classroom activities start, and is usually done regularly.
BELL RINGERS, noun. Plural of bell ringer
BELL ROPE, noun. (nautical) A short length of rope, spliced to the eye of the clapper of a ship's bell and by which it is struck
BELL ROPES, noun. Plural of bell rope
BELL SHOT, noun. (hunting) (firearms) A shot at an animal's head taken diagonally from behind.
BELL STATE, noun. (quantum information science) One of a set of four entangled states, namely \(|\Phi^+\rangle = {1\over \sqrt{2}} ( |00\rangle + |11\rangle ) \), \( |\Phi^-\rangle = {1\over \sqrt{2}} (|00\rangle - |11\rangle )\),       \(|\Psi^+\rangle = {1\over \sqrt{2}} (|01\rangle + |10\rangle )\), and \(|\Psi^-\rangle = {1 \over \sqrt{2}} (|01\rangle - |10\rangle )\), where \( |xy\rangle := |x\rangle \otimes |y\rangle \); these are the simplest examples of entangled states.
BELL TENT, noun. A tent having a bell-like shape.
BELL TENTS, noun. Plural of bell tent
BELL THE CAT, verb. (idiomatic) To undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.
BELL TOWER, noun. A tower in which a bell (or set of bells) is hung; a belfry
BELL TOWERS, noun. Plural of bell tower
BELL TRAP, noun. A kind of bell-shaped stench trap.
BELL TREE, noun. A percussion instrument consisting of vertically nested inverted metal bowls.
BELL WORK, noun. A small quantity of schoolwork, with instructions posted or announced at or before the start of class, so that students commence working on it as soon as the class period has begun.

Dictionary definition

BELL, noun. A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck.
BELL, noun. A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed.
BELL, noun. The sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells".
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..
BELL, noun. The shape of a bell.
BELL, noun. A phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905).
BELL, noun. English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961).
BELL, noun. United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922).
BELL, noun. A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument.
BELL, noun. The flared opening of a tubular device.
BELL, verb. Attach a bell to; "bell cows".

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