1. bell, acoustic device, signaling device

usage: a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

2. doorbell, bell, buzzer, push button, push, button

usage: a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

3. bell, toll, sound

usage: the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"

4. bell, ship's bell, time unit, unit of time

usage: (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.

5. bell, bell shape, campana, curve, curved shape

usage: the shape of a bell

6. Bell, Melville Bell, Alexander Melville Bell

usage: a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)

7. Bell, Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen

usage: English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)

8. Bell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell

usage: United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)

9. chime, bell, gong, percussion instrument, percussive instrument

usage: a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument

10. bell, opening

usage: the flared opening of a tubular device


1. bell, attach

usage: attach a bell to; "bell cows"

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