|n.||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.|
|2.||A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.|
|3.||Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower.|
|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.|
|5.||(Naut.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.|
|v. t.||1.||To put a bell upon; |
|2.||To make bell-mouthed; |
|v. i.||1.||To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; |
|v. t.||1.||To utter by bellowing.|
|v. i.||1.||To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.|
|Noun||1.||bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck|
|2.||bell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed|
|3.||bell - the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"|
|4.||bell - (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
|5.||bell - the shape of a bell|
|6.||Bell - a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)|
|7.||Bell - English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)|
|8.||Bell - United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)|
|9.||bell - a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer|
|10.||bell - the flared opening of a tubular device|
|Verb||1.||bell - attach a bell to; "bell cows"|
|1.||BELL - An early system on the IBM 650 and Datatron 200 series.|
Versions: BELL L2, BELL L3.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
|2.||(company)||Bell - Bell Telephone or Bell Laboratories.|
|3.||(character)||bell - 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 hobbyists.
Compare feep, visible bell.