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