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Meaning & Definition of Bell in English

English

Bell

/bɛl/

noun

1. A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

    synonym:
  • bell

2. A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

    synonym:
  • doorbell
  • ,
  • bell
  • ,
  • buzzer

3. The sound of a bell being struck

  • "Saved by the bell"
  • "She heard the distant toll of church bells"
    synonym:
  • bell
  • ,
  • toll

4. (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.
    synonym:
  • bell
  • ,
  • ship's bell

5. The shape of a bell

    synonym:
  • bell
  • ,
  • bell shape
  • ,
  • campana

6. A phonetician and father of alexander graham bell (1819-1905)

    synonym:
  • Bell
  • ,
  • Melville Bell
  • ,
  • Alexander Melville Bell

7. English painter

  • Sister of virginia woolf
  • Prominent member of the bloomsbury group (1879-1961)
    synonym:
  • Bell
  • ,
  • Vanessa Bell
  • ,
  • Vanessa Stephen

8. United states inventor (born in scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)

    synonym:
  • Bell
  • ,
  • Alexander Bell
  • ,
  • Alexander Graham Bell

9. A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer

  • Used as an orchestral instrument
    synonym:
  • chime
  • ,
  • bell
  • ,
  • gong

10. The flared opening of a tubular device

    synonym:
  • bell

verb

1. Attach a bell to

  • "Bell cows"
    synonym:
  • bell

Examples of using

Someone is ringing bell but I'm waiting for nobody this morning.
When I pressed the button, the bell rang.
When the bell rang, the teacher ended the class.