What is bell?

  • (noun): A percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer.
    Synonyms: chime, gong
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on bell:

Gitta Sereny - Bibliography
... Her writings include The Case of Mary Bell ... Battle with Truth (1995, 1996 paperback) Cries Unheard The Story of Mary Bell (1998) The German Trauma Experiences and Reflections, 1938-2001 (2002) The second edition of The Case of Mary ...
John Howatt Bell
... John Howatt Bell (December 13, 1846 – January 29, 1929) was a lawyer and politician from Prince Edward Island, and the 14th Premier of Prince Edward Island ... Bell was born in Cape Traverse, the son of Walter Bell and Elizabeth Howatt he was educated at Prince of Wales College and at Albert College in Belleville ... Bell entered politics in 1886 when he was elected to the province's legislative assembly as a Liberal ...
Benjamin Sisko - Alter Egos - Gabriel Bell
... Earth where his presence unintentionally causes the death of Gabriel Bell, an important figure in early 21st century America ... Sisko takes Bell's place in order to preserve the timeline ... Sisko (as "Bell") instigates the Bell Riots, which helped change the course of human history ...
Bell X-1
... The Bell X-1, originally designated XS-1, was a joint NACA-U.S ... Air Force supersonic research project built by the Bell Aircraft Company ... A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 m.p.h ...
Bell, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 115 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "bell":

  • (noun): (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
  • (noun): The flared opening of a tubular device.
  • (noun): English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961).
    Synonyms: Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen
  • (noun): A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck.
  • (verb): Attach a bell to.
    Example: "Bell cows"
  • (noun): The sound of a bell being struck.
    Example: "Saved by the bell"
    Synonyms: toll
  • (noun): A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed.
    Synonyms: doorbell, buzzer

Famous quotes containing the word bell:

    I was thinking of a son.
    The womb is not a clock
    nor a bell tolling,
    but in the eleventh month of its life
    I feel the November
    of the body as well as of the calendar.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    His are the quiet steeps of dreamland,
    The waters of no-more-pain;
    His ram’s bell rings ‘neath an arch of stars,
    “Rest, rest, and rest again.”
    Walter De La Mare (1873–1956)