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Dictionary definition for: Bell

1. (n) a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

2. (v) attach a bell to; "bell cows"

3. (n) a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

4. (n) the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell" "she heard the distant toll of church bells"

5. (n) (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.

6. (n) the shape of a bell

7. (n) a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)

8. (n) English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)

9. (n) United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)

10. (n) a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer

11. (n) the flared opening of a tubular device

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