A city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 36,657 (est. 2008)
A hollow metal object, typically in the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that sounds a clear musical note when struck, especially by means of a clapper inside
The characteristic cry of a stag or buck at rutting time
Currer, Ellis, and Acton, the pseudonyms used by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë
(In boxing and other sports) a bell rung to mark the start or end of a round
(1847–1922), Scottish-born American scientist. He invented a method for transmitting speech electrically and gave the first public demonstration of the telephone in 1876; he founded the Bell Telephone Company the following year
(1868–1926), English archaeologist, traveller, and supporter of Arab independence; full name Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell
(1879–1961), English painter and designer; born Vanessa Stephen. Together with her sister Virginia Woolf she was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group
A unit used in the comparison of power levels in electrical communication or of intensities of sound, corresponding to an intensity ratio of 10 to 1
Paralysis of the facial nerve causing muscular weakness in one side of the face
the bell rang for the start of school
A nickname for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
A vessel for containing air; specifically (a) a diving bell; (b) an open-bottomed bell-shaped glass vessel used with its open end downwards to contain a gas or to protect samples; a bell jar.
A nickname for any of the telephone companies created in 1984 from the breakup of the telecommunications company AT&T, which was nicknamed “Ma Bell.”
The ringing of a bell, especially as a signal, warning, etc.
= church bell.
A bell rung at the times for the angelus; = Our Lady bell.
A small bell; especially one hung around the neck of a cow or sheep; a cowbell; a sheep bell.
A bell that calls people to mass.
A bell rung by pulling on a cord or chain (as opposed to a handbell).
The bell tolled at a person's death; = passing bell.
A buoy equipped with a bell rung by the motion of the sea, warning shipping of shallow waters
A bell-shaped glass cover used in a laboratory, typically for enclosing samples
Producing a clear musical sound like that of a bell
A cord or handle which rings a bell when pulled, typically used to summon someone from another room
A button that operates an electric bell when pushed
A cone-shaped tent supported by a central pole
A short bar with a weight at each end, used typically in pairs for exercise or muscle-building
A bell, typically an electric one, that rings to give warning of a fire
In early use: †a handbell used in church (obsolete). Later: a (usually large) bell, frequently one of a set, hung in the tower of a church and rung to call people to worship, at a wedding, funeral, festival, etc., or to tell the time.
A bell rung at a person's death or funeral; a passing bell. Also figurative and in figurative contexts. Now chiefly historical.
A warning bell on a locomotive or (occasionally) a fire engine.
A bell rung to announce the opening or closing of trading in a market.
Each of the many small metal bells attached to the clothing of a morris dancer.
The bell rung by a seller of muffins.
A small spherical bell sounded by one or more pellets inside its cavity, and usually attached either to a dancer's clothes or to a musical instrument.
A bell rung to call people to prayer, a church bell; a bell rung during prayer or a religious service.
A small western Australian shrub, Pimelea physodes (family Thymelaeaceae), with greyish-green leaves and bell-shaped reddish-yellow bracts enclosing the flowers.
A small spherical bell given as a prize in a horse race.
A bell used to draw attention to danger or distress.
A bell rung in a school to signal the start and end of lessons or the school day.
A small handbell placed upon the table for summoning attendants.
A bell rung as a warning of danger
A lever with two arms which have a common fulcrum at their junction
A graph of a normal (Gaussian) distribution, with a large rounded peak tapering away at each end
A bell-shaped glass cover used, especially formerly, as a cloche
See currawong and magpie222.
An alloy of copper and tin for making bells, with a higher tin content than in bronze
North American term for sweet pepper.
Having a shape that resembles that of a bell