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Meaning of BELLY

Pronunciation:  'belee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish
  2. [n]  a protruding abdomen
  3. [n]  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  4. [n]  the hollow inside of something; "in the belly of the ship"
  5. [n]  a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
  6. [v]  swell out or bulge out

BELLY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abdomen, belly out, paunch, stomach, venter
 See Also: abdominal aorta, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, adipose tissue, arteria colica, bay window, bellybutton, body, body part, bowel, bulge, bump, colic artery, corporation, craniate, excrescence, extrusion, fat, fatty tissue, gibbosity, gibbousness, gut, hump, hypochondrium, inside, interior, intestine, intumesce, jut, navel, omphalos, omphalus, pot, potbelly, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swell, swell up, torso, trunk, tumefy, tummy, umbilicus, underbelly, underbody, underpart, vertebrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bel"ly\ (b[e^]l"l[y^]), n.; pl. {Bellies} (-l[i^]z). [OE.
    bali, bely, AS. belg, b[ae]lg, b[ae]lig, bag, bellows, belly;
    akin to Icel. belgr bag, bellows, Sw. b["a]lg, Dan. b[ae]lg,
    D. & G. balg, cf. W. bol the paunch or belly, dim. boly, Ir.
    bolg. Cf. {Bellows}, {Follicle}, {Fool}, {Bilge}.]
    1. That part of the human body which extends downward from
       the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or
       intestines; the abdomen.
    Note: Formerly all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were
          called bellies; -- the lower belly being the abdomen;
          the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the
          head. --Dunglison.
    2. The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to
       the human belly.
             Underneath the belly of their steeds. --Shak.
    3. The womb. [Obs.]
             Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
                                                   --Jer. i. 5.
    4. The part of anything which resembles the human belly in
       protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the
       belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship.
             Out of the belly of hell cried I.     --Jonah ii. 2.
    5. (Arch.) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the
       convex part of which is the back.
    {Belly doublet}, a doublet of the 16th century, hanging down
       so as to cover the belly. --Shak.
    {Belly fretting}, the chafing of a horse's belly with a
       girth. --Johnson.
    {Belly timber}, food. [Ludicrous] --Prior.
    {Belly worm}, a worm that breeds or lives in the belly
       (stomach or intestines). --Johnson.
  2. \Bel"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bellied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.]
          Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. --Shak.
  3. \Bel"ly\, v. i.
    To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
          The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your belly indicates that your are processing and integrating your ideas and feelings from the unconscious to the conscious level. The belly symbolically holds repressed emotions and unexpressed feelings. Your dream may also be telling you to trust your gut feeling and intuition. Dreaming of a pregnant belly, represents emotions that are due to come to the surface. They can no longer remain suppressed. Dreaming that you are stroking or touching a belly indicates that you are coming to terms with certain feelings. You are slowly confronting and acknowledging your repressed emotions.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom. 16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8; 20:27; 22:18, marg.). The "belly of hell" signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2).

Thesaurus Terms
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