Crossword clues for bell
- Taco ___ (maker of Doritos Locos Tacos)
- Starting sound
- School warning system
- School starter
- Plath's ''The ___ Jar''
- Phone pioneer
- Ornament shape
- Liberty or dinner
- Liberty --
- Hotel desk fixture
- Handlebar attachment
- Guest's arrival signal
- First to swim Lake Ontario
- Dinner gong
- Church-tower item
- Christmas ornament
- Boxing signal
- Boxing match sound
- Ball VIPs
- A.G. _____ (Telephone inventor)
- "Class dismissed" sound
- Word in a Hersey title
- Word before pepper or tower
- Word before captain or curve
- Watson's co-worker
- Wall Street signal
- US inventor
- Town crier's item
- Tolling thing
- Tolling place
- Toll producer
- Thing that rings in a clock tower
- The "B" in "BCE"
- Telephone pioneer
- Telephone inventor or Lake Ontario swimmer
- Taco ___ (fast-food chain with Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes)
- Taco ___ (fast-food chain that sells the Crunchwrap Supreme and Meximelt)
- Symbol of liberty
- Swimmer, Marilyn
- Steeple fixture
- Statistical-curve shape
- Start-of-trading signal
- Sound that ends a boxing round
- Sleigh jingler
- Scottish-born Canuck telephone inventor
- Schoolroom signal
- School sound
- School signal
- School kids react to it
- Round-ending signal
- Round signal
- Ring a ___ (sound familiar)
- Pseudonym of the Brontës
- Philadelphia's Liberty ___ (symbol of American independence)
- Philadelphia's Liberty ___
- Patent holder for the telephone
- Part of some buoys
- Old AT&T symbol
- Most famous Nova Scotian
- Metaphor for clarity
- Marilyn _____ ( First person to swim Lake Ontario )
- Madison Square Garden item
- Last-minute "savior"
- Kristen of "The Good Place"
- Kind of pepper or captain
- Jingling thing
- Item that might go "ding-dong"
- It's rung to begin a day of Wall Street trading
- It uses a clapper
- It takes its toll
- It starts the NYSE each day
- It starts the NYSE
- Inventor of the telephone
- Inventor associated with telephones
- Hollow instrument
- Great Canadian inventor
- Gong, e.g
- Glockenspiel unit
- Franklin half-dollar image
- Forever Stamp image
- Famed Markham Mayor
- Elementary school signal
- Drooping flower feature
- Door ringer
- Diving ___
- Dinner ringer
- Ding-dong producer
- Ding-dong maker
- Cracked fixture across from Independence Hall
- Cow's pendant
- Close-of-trading signal
- Clock tower fixture
- Class-ending sound
- Chiming instrument
- Cat collar attachment
- Brontë alias
- Boxing ringer
- Bout-starting sound
- Bossy's ringer
- Bike signal
- Big Ben, e.g
- BCE word
- Alexander Graham ___ (telephone inventor)
- Alexander G. ___ (voted 9th greatest Canadian)
- Actress Kristen who voiced Anna in "Frozen"
- Accessory on the handlebars
- "Veronica Mars" star Kristen
- "The Red Violin" violinist Joshua
- "The ____ Jar"
- "Doesn't ring a ___"
- "Class is dismissed" signal
- ''Saved by the ___''
- __ jar: lab glass
- Campanologist may be familiar
- One crying loudly, getting lift finally installed for tall building
- Accommodation that is for camp-anologists?
- All cables are deciphered and readily understood
- Carol, beautiful girl heard cutting catchy tunes
- Campanile feature
- Big Ben, for one
- _____ Labs
- "Saved by the ___!"
- End-of-class signal
- Round sound
- 13-Down source
- Period ender
- Carillon part
- Unit of nautical time
- Bicycle adjunct
- Class ender
- Man who found his calling?
- Round end?
- Telephone man
- Carillon component
- End-of-a-round sound
- Class stopper
- Steeple contents
- Collar attachment
- Sound signaling the start and end of class
- Toll provider?
- Student's saver
- Boxing ring producer
- Producer of boxing rings
- A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
- A percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
- The flared opening of a tubular device
- American inventor of the telephone (1847-1922)
- English painter
- A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
- Sister of Virginia Woolf
- Prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
- Mouth of a trumpet
- Kind of boy or buoy
- Angelus, e.g
- Glorious noisemaker at St. Mary's
- Liberty symbol
- Campanology item
- Quasimodo's charge
- Liberty ___ (Philadelphia landmark)
- It has a peal
- A symbol of liberty
- U.S. inventor: 1847–1922
- Carillon item
- Brontë pseudonym
- Deer's roar
- Liberty, for one
- ___ the cat (be daring)
- Attorney General under Carter
- Its sound ends a round
- Nautical time signal
- Dingaling thing
- Companion of book and candle
- Phone man
- Brontë pen name
- Buoy attachment
- Thing to ring
- Angelus is one
- Angelus, e.g.
- Kind of buoy or boy
- Big Ben, e.g.
- Pen name of the Brontës
- Baseball's Gus or Buddy
- Carter's Attorney General
- Carillon unit
- Adano's need
- Gift for Adano
- Word with hop or jar
- Steeple swinger
- Corporation curtailed alarm
- Call law graduate up about drug
- Call a Brontë sister, secretly
- End of a trumpet
- One that might ring corporation? It's not unknown
- Short tum-tum for percussion instrument
- Scottish-born inventor of the telephone, d. 1922
- Lucille Ball holding up instrument
- Ringing instrument
- Ringing device
- Bubble bath initially about 45 inches in days of old
- Boxing match signal
- Inventor's three lives
- Inventor of the telephone, d. 1922
- Inventor is extremely logical
- Instrument that's rung
- Stock exchange signal
- Not so good
- Hemingway title word
- Round ender
- Bout ender
- Telephone inventor, Alexander
- Quasimodo's concern
- Dinner signal
- Clapper's place
- Boxer's cue
- Bike accessory
- Front desk feature
- Cow accessory
- Trumpet feature
- Phone inventor
- Fight starter
- Ring source
- Pet collar dangler
- Pepper variety
- Independence Hall fixture
- Cow locator
- Round-ending sound
- Half-hour unit of nautical time
- Church-tower feature
- "Saved by the ___"
- ___ Peppers
- Wall Street closer
- Type of pepper
- Time unit at sea
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bell \Bell\, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See Bellow.]
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.
Note: Bells have been made of various metals, but the best have always been, as now, of an alloy of copper and tin.
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 thereof.''
A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.
Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower. ``In a cowslip's bell I lie.''
(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.
pl. (Naut.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.
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.
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.
To lose the bell, to be worsted in a contest. ``In single fight he lost the bell.''
To shake the bells, to move, give notice, or alarm.
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 self-explaining.
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 bells.
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 bells.
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.
Bell \Bell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belled; p. pr. & vb. n. Belling.] To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
2. To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
Bell \Bell\, v. i. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.
Bell \Bell\, v. t. [AS. bellan. See Bellow.] To utter by bellowing. [Obs.]
Bell \Bell\, v. i. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.
As loud as belleth wind in hell.
The wild buck bells from ferny brake.
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English belle, common North Sea Germanic (cognates: Middle Dutch belle, Middle Low German belle) but not found elsewhere in Germanic (except as a borrowing), from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Of glasses in the shape of a bell from 1640s. Bell pepper is from 1707, so called for its shape. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awaken a memory" (1934) is perhaps a reference to Pavlovian experiments.
"attach a bell to," late 14c., from bell (n.). Related: Belled; belling. Allusions to the story of the mice that bell the cat (so they can hear him coming) date to 1520s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 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. 2 The sounding of a bell as a signal. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To attach a bell to. 2 To shape so that it flares out like a bell. 3 (context slang transitive English) To telephone. 4 (context intransitive English) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom. Etymology 2
n. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut. vb. (context intransitive English) To bellow or roar.
v. attach a bell to; "bell cows"
n. a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: 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. [syn: ship's bell]
a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905) [syn: Melville Bell, Alexander Melville Bell]
English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) [syn: Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen]
United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922) [syn: Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell]
the flared opening of a tubular device
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
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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
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Housing Units (2000): 189
Land area (2000): 22.195926 sq. miles (57.487182 sq. km)
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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
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Housing Units (2000): 13341
Land area (2000): 360.767946 sq. miles (934.384652 sq. km)
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Total area (2000): 361.351189 sq. miles (935.895245 sq. km)
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 36.691388 N, 83.702245 W
Bell County, KY
Housing Units (2000): 92782
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Total area (2000): 1087.927048 sq. miles (2817.718000 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.075540 N, 97.520327 W
Bell County, TX
A bell is a percussion instrument, usually cup-shaped.
Bell may also refer to:
A bell is a simple idiophone percussion instrument. Although bells come in many forms, most are made of metal cast in the shape of a hollow cup, whose sides form a resonator which vibrates in a single tone upon being struck. The strike may be made by a "clapper" or "uvula" suspended within the bell, by a separate mallet or hammer, or—in small bells—by a small loose sphere enclosed within the body of the bell.
Bells are usually made by casting metal, but small bells can also be made from ceramic or glass. Bells range in size from tiny dress accessories to church bells 5 metres tall, weighing many tons. Historically, bells were associated with religious rituals, and before mass communication were widely used to call communities together for both religious and secular events. Later, bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.
A set of bells, hung in a circle for change ringing, is known as a ring or peal of bells.
A set of 23 bells spanning at least two octaves is a carillon.
Bell is an island platformed METRORail light rail station in Houston, Texas, United States. The station was opened on January 1, 2004 and is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). Located in Downtown Houston this station is located at the intersection of Main Street and Bell Street. This is the 4th station heading south along the rail line.
Bell (sometimes known as John Bell) is a serif typeface designed in 1788 by Richard Austin. It is considered an early example of the Scotch Roman style, a style featuring stylish contrasts between thick and thin strokes and ball terminals on many letters. After a short initial period of popularity, the face fell into disuse until it was revived in the 1930s, after which it enjoyed an enduring acceptance as a text face.
The Bell is a British 3-wheeled cyclecar that was made in 1920 by W.G. Bell of Rochester, Kent.
The car was a three-wheeler with the single wheel at the front and was powered by a JAP or Precision engine. The cars were advertised, but it is not certain that series production ever started.
Bell is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, just past the western limb. It lies in an area of terrain that is marked by many small craters, a number of which are satellite craters of Bell listed in the table below. Bell lies within two crater diameters of Laue to the north, and to the west of the smaller Helberg.
The outer wall of Bell has been worn, eroded, and somewhat reshaped by subsequent impacts. The satellite crater Bell Q lies across the southwest rim, and smaller craters lie across the rim to the north and the east. The interior floor is relatively level, and marked by the crater Bell E which is offset to the east of the midpoint.
Bell is a surname with several word-origins.
In some cases, the surname is derived from the Middle English bell. This surname likely originated as an occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker; or else from a topographic name for someone who lived by an actual bell, or by a house sign or inn sign. In other cases, the surname Bell is derived from the mediaeval personal name Bel. The masculine form of this personal name is derived from the Old French beu, bel ("handsome"); the feminine form of the name represents a short form of Isobel. In some cases, the surname originates from a nickname, or descriptive name, derived from the Old French bel ("beautiful", "fair"). In other cases, the surname Bell represents an English form of the Gaelic surname Mac Giolla Mhaoil ("son of the servant of the devotee"). The surname Bell is also sometimes an Americanized form of like-sounding Jewish surnames. In some cases, the surname is derived from a placenames in Norway (Bell) and Germany (Bell in Rhineland; and possibly Belle, in Westphalia). The surname Bell is also sometimes an Anglicized form of the German Böhl or Böll.
Early attested forms of the surname when of a patronymic origin include: Ailuuardus "filius Belli", in 1086; Ricardus "filius Bell", in 1279; and Osbertus "filius Belle", in 1297. Early attested forms of the surname, when originating from an occupational name include: Seaman "Belle", in 1181–1187; and Serlo "Belle", in 1190. An early attested form of the surname when originating from someone who lived near a sign of a bell is: John "atte Belle", in 1332. Early attested forms of the surname when originating from nickname include: Hugo "bel" in 1148; and Robertus "bellus", and Robert "le bel", both in 1186–1200. Today the surname Bell can be found in many parts of the world. It is the 67th most popular surname in the United States and the 36th most common surname in Scotland.
Bell, also known as PhoneSat 1.0b or PhoneSat v1b was a technology demonstration satellite operated by NASA's Ames Research Center, which was launched in April 2013. Part of the PhoneSat programme, it was one of the first three PhoneSat spacecraft to be launched.
A PhoneSat-1.0 satellite, Bell was built to the single-unit (1U) CubeSat specification, and measures in each dimension. The satellite is based on an off-the-shelf HTC Nexus One smartphone which serves in place of an onboard computer and avionics system. Unlike the more advanced PhoneSat-2.0 spacecraft, Bell is powered by non-rechargeable batteries, and has no attitude control system, however onboard sensors can be used to determine and monitor the satellite's attitude. The cameras built into the phones aboard Bell and its sister satellite Graham have been used to return images of the Earth from space.
Unlike Graham, Bell has an external Iridium modem attached to one of its side. Independent battery can supply power for the modem for 2–3 days.
Bell was named after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. The two other PhoneSat spacecraft launched aboard the same rocket were named Alexander and Graham. The three PhoneSat spacecraft, along with the commercial Dove 1 satellite, were launched as secondary payloads aboard the maiden flight of the Antares carrier rocket; flight A-ONE. The primary payload was the Cygnus Mass Simulator.
Liftoff occurred at 21:00 UTC on 21 April 2013, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, following attempts on 17 and 20 April which had been scrubbed due to an umbilical problem and high-level winds respectively. The launch was conducted by Orbital Sciences Corporation, however the CubeSats were launched under a contract with Spaceflight Services, using dispensers produced by ISIS. Alexander, Graham and Bell were deployed from a single ISIPod dispenser, while Dove 1 was deployed from a second such dispenser.
On 27 April 2013 the satellite was confirmed to have burned up in the atmosphere, with instruments still running up until then.
Usage examples of "bell".
So there they abode a space looking down on the square and its throng, and the bells, which had been ringing when they came up, now ceased a while.
Tim had always found himself especially attuned to the deserted charms of Candie Gardens in winter, enjoying the bare traceries of the trees and the widened harbour view, the few points of colour against the monochrome background - the red and pink of the camellias near the top gate, the hanging yellow bells of the winter-flowering abutilon with their red clappers, even the iridescence of the mallard drake circling the largest of the ponds with his speckled mate.
Then, a bell sounds, and acrasin is released by special cells toward which the others converge in stellate ranks, touch, fuse together, and construct the slug, solid as a trout.
Moreover, it was this special combination that adumbrated the style of expertise upon which Lawrence, Bell, and Philby built their reputation.
In the volume referred to, it was also related how Peter Bell, an old hermit, had been discovered by means of the Prescott aeroplane, and restored to his brother, a wealthy mining magnate.
James Bell and the man from Lost Brig Island out of the aeroplane shed.
The cannon-fire was not followed by the alarum bells, so they knew Bluto was just sending a few balls arcing through the night to remind the Turks he was there.
After several seconds another sound cut through the rain: the strident clangor of the alarum bells in the tower of St.
The alchemist thoughtfully stroked his beard, setting the bells tinkling.
Mrs Ross swung round so quickly that the skirt of her grey alpaca dress formed itself for a moment into a bell and it looked to Tilly as if she were about to run down the steps and across the lawn.
Some kind of dire temperature inversion had clamped itself down over the city like a bell jar, trapping and concentrating the cocktail of dust, automobile exhaust, coal smoke, woodsmoke, manure smoke, and the ammoniated gasses that rose up from the stewn excreta of millions of people and animals.
She rang the bell, and the same woman who had appeared in the evening, and was most likely the secret minister and the confidante of her amorous mysteries, came in.
In modern times these ideas were developed by such men as Volta, Ampere, Watt, Bell, Edison, and Einstein, who provided the basis for most of the technical wonders of today.
Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.
Somebody tauld her lately that ane Bell Calvert robbed her house, but she disna believe it.