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bell    音標拼音: [b'ɛl]
n. 鈴,電鈴;鐘,鐘聲,鈴聲
v. 系鈴于,給…裝鈴



鈴; 響鈴 BEL


n 1: a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound
when struck
2: a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or
buzzing signal when pushed [synonym: {doorbell}, {bell},
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
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
v 1: attach a bell to; "bell cows"

Bell \Bell\, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.]
1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a
cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue,
and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.
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Note: Bells have been made of various metals, but the best
have always been, as now, of an alloy of copper and
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{The Liberty Bell}, the famous bell of the Philadelphia State
House, which rang when the Continental Congress declared
the Independence of the United States, in 1776. It had
been cast in 1753, and upon it were the words "Proclaim
liberty throughout all the land, to all the inhabitants
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2. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose
ball which causes it to sound when moved.
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3. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a
flower. "In a cowslip's bell I lie." --Shak.
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4. (Arch.) That 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.
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5. pl. (Naut.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time;
or the time so designated.
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Note: On shipboard, time is marked by a bell, which is struck
eight times at 4, 8, and 12 o'clock. Half an hour after
it has struck "eight bells" it is struck once, and at
every succeeding half hour the number of strokes is
increased by one, till at the end of the four hours,
which constitute a watch, it is struck eight times.
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{To bear away the bell}, to win the prize at a race where the
prize was a bell; hence, to be superior in something.

{To bear the bell}, to be the first or leader; -- in allusion
to the bellwether or a flock, or the leading animal of a
team or drove, when wearing a bell.

{To curse by bell}, {book}, {and candle}, a solemn form of
excommunication used in the Roman Catholic church, the
bell being tolled, the book of offices for the purpose
being used, and three candles being extinguished with
certain ceremonies. --Nares.

{To lose the bell}, to be worsted in a contest. "In single
fight he lost the bell." --Fairfax.

{To shake the bells}, to move, give notice, or alarm. --Shak.
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Note: Bell is much used adjectively or in combinations; as,
bell clapper; bell foundry; bell hanger; bell-mouthed;
bell tower, etc., which, for the most part, are
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{Bell arch} (Arch.), an arch of unusual form, following the
curve of an ogee.

{Bell cage}, or {Bell carriage} (Arch.), a timber frame
constructed to carry one or more large bells.

{Bell cot} (Arch.), a small or subsidiary construction,
frequently corbeled out from the walls of a structure, and
used to contain and support one or more bells.

{Bell deck} (Arch.), the floor of a belfry made to serve as a
roof to the rooms below.

{Bell founder}, one whose occupation it is to found or cast

{Bell foundry}, or {Bell foundery}, a place where bells are
founded or cast.

{Bell gable} (Arch.), a small gable-shaped construction,
pierced with one or more openings, and used to contain

{Bell glass}. See {Bell jar}.

{Bell hanger}, a man who hangs or puts up bells.

{Bell pull}, a cord, handle, or knob, connecting with a bell
or bell wire, and which will ring the bell when pulled.

{Bell punch}, a kind of conductor's punch which rings a bell
when used.

{Bell ringer}, one who rings a bell or bells, esp. one whose
business it is to ring a church bell or chime, or a set of
musical bells for public entertainment.

{Bell roof} (Arch.), a roof shaped according to the general
lines of a bell.

{Bell rope}, a rope by which a church or other bell is rung.

{Bell tent}, a circular conical-topped tent.

{Bell trap}, a kind of bell shaped stench trap.
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Bell \Bell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
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2. To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
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Bell \Bell\, v. i.
To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to
blossom; as, hops bell.
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Bell \Bell\, v. t. [AS. bellan. See {Bellow}.]
To utter by bellowing. [Obs.]
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Bell \Bell\, v. i.
To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a
bellowing sound; to roar.
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As loud as belleth wind in hell. --Chaucer.
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The wild buck bells from ferny brake. --Sir W.
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176 Moby Thesaurus words for "bell":
Roman candle, aerophone, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light,
arrest, balefire, battery, beacon, beacon fire, bell buoy, bells,
blinker, blue peter, bones, bong, buoy, castanets, caution light,
celesta, check, checkmate, chime, chimes, church bell, clapper,
clappers, cowbell, crash cymbal, cutoff, cymbals, dead stop,
deadlock, dinner bell, dinner gong, doorbell, double reed,
embouchure, end, endgame, ending, final whistle, finger cymbals,
fire bell, flare, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn,
full stop, gamelan, glance, glockenspiel, go light, gong,
gong bell, gong buoy, green light, grinding halt, gun, halt,
hand bell, handbells, heliograph, high sign, horn, hour, idiophone,
international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant,
jingle bell, key, kick, knell, leer, lip, lockout, lyra, maraca,
marimba, marker beacon, metallophone, minute, mouthpiece, nod,
nudge, orchestral bells, parachute flare, passing bell, peal,
percussion, percussion instrument, percussions, percussive,
pilot flag, pipe, poke, police whistle, quarantine flag,
radio beacon, rattle, rattlebones, red flag, red light, reed,
rocket, sacring bell, sailing aid, semaphore, semaphore flag,
semaphore telegraph, sheepbell, sign, signal, signal beacon,
signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun,
signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket,
signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, sit-down strike, sizzler,
sleigh bell, slide, snappers, spar buoy, stalemate, stand,
standoff, standstill, stay, stop, stop light, stoppage, strike,
tam-tam, telephone bell, the nod, the time, the wink, time,
time of day, time signal, tintinnabula, tintinnabulum, toll,
tongue, tonitruone, tooter, touch, traffic light, traffic signal,
triangle, tubular bells, valve, vibes, vibraphone, walkout,
watch fire, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wind, wind instrument,
wink, work stoppage, xylophone, yellow flag

{ASCII} 7, ASCII {mnemonic} "BEL", the {character
code} which prodces a standard audibile warning from the
computer or {terminal}. In the {teletype} days it really was a
bell, since the advent of the {VDU} it is more likely to be a
sound sample (e.g. the sound of a bell) played through a

Also called "G-bell", because it is typed as Control-G.

The term "beep" is preferred among some {microcomputer}

Compare {feep}, {visible bell}.


The bells first mentioned in Scripture are the small golden
bells attached to the hem of the high priest's ephod (Ex. 28:33,
34, 35). The "bells of the horses" mentioned by Zechariah
(14:20) were attached to the bridles or belts round the necks of
horses trained for war, so as to accustom them to noise and

Bell, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 36664
Housing Units (2000): 9215
Land area (2000): 2.476872 sq. miles (6.415068 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.165612 sq. miles (0.428932 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.642484 sq. miles (6.844000 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04870
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 33.978414 N, 118.182908 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, CA

Bell, FL -- U.S. town in Florida
Population (2000): 349
Housing Units (2000): 149
Land area (2000): 1.634454 sq. miles (4.233216 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.634454 sq. miles (4.233216 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04975
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 29.754443 N, 82.861712 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 32619
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, FL

Bell, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 602
Housing Units (2000): 189
Land area (2000): 22.195926 sq. miles (57.487182 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 22.195926 sq. miles (57.487182 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05090
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.737087 N, 94.521859 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, OK



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