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Meaning of bell

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound
           when struck
      2: a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or
         buzzing signal when pushed [syn: {doorbell}, {bell},
      3: the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she
         heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: {bell}, {toll}]
      4: (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:
         {bell}, {ship's bell}]
      5: the shape of a bell [syn: {bell}, {bell shape}, {campana}]
      6: a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
         [syn: {Bell}, {Melville Bell}, {Alexander Melville Bell}]
      7: English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member
         of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) [syn: {Bell}, {Vanessa
         Bell}, {Vanessa Stephen}]
      8: United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone
         (1847-1922) [syn: {Bell}, {Alexander Bell}, {Alexander Graham
      9: a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells
         that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral
         instrument [syn: {chime}, {bell}, {gong}]
      10: the flared opening of a tubular device
      v 1: attach a bell to; "bell cows"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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