(noun, verb)


1. a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

Definition categories: man–made

2. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

Similar word(s): buzzer, doorbell

Definition categories: man–made, button, push

3. the sound of a bell being struck

- saved by the bell

- she heard the distant toll of church bells

Similar word(s): toll

Definition categories: event, sound

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.

Definition categories: time

5. the shape of a bell

Definition categories: shape, curve

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

Similar word(s): chime, gong

Definition categories: man–made

7. the flared opening of a tubular device

Definition categories: man–made, opening

Sentences with bell as a noun:

- I’ll give you a bell later.


1. attach a bell to

- bell cows

Definition categories: contact, attach

Sentences with bell as a verb:

- Who will bell the cat?

- to bell a tube

- Hops bell.