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Definitions for Belle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Belle.
a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals
"she was the belle of the ball"
An attractive woman.
In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.
A female given name, diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle, by folk etymology interpreted as "belle". More common as a middle name than a first name.
Etymology: From belle, from bella.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A young lady.
Etymology: beau, belle, Fr.
What motive could compel
A well-bred lord t’ assault a gentle belle;
O say, what stranger cause yet unexplor’d,
Could make a gentle belle reject a lord? Alexander Pope, R. of the Lock.
a young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady
Belle is a fictional main character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' thirtieth animated feature film Beauty and the Beast. She subsequently appears in the film's two direct-to-video midquels Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Belle's Magical World, direct-to-video spin-off Belle's Tales of Friendship, and television series Sing Me a Story with Belle. From 1991 to 2011, Belle was voiced by American actress and singer Paige O'Hara, who auditioned for the role after she read about it in The New York Times. Since 2011, Belle has been voiced by American actress Julie Nathanson. Created by screenwriter Linda Woolverton and animated by James Baxter and Mark Henn, Belle is the daughter of an infamous inventor named Maurice, with whom she lives in a small town in France. Though perceived by her fellow villagers as "the most beautiful girl in town," Belle is considered strange and an outcast because of her love of reading and non-conformity. Romantically pursued by a handsome but arrogant hunter named Gaston, in whom she shows no romantic interest because of his conceitedness and sexist mentality, Belle dreams of leaving her provincial village life in favor of adventure. When her father is taken prisoner by the Beast, Belle sacrifices her own freedom, taking his place in order to save his life and eventually learning to accept him for who he is despite his appearance. Intelligent, strong-willed, outspoken and brave, Belle is a young woman who refuses to succumb to her village's outdated view on the role of women in society.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bel, n. a handsome woman: the chief beauty of a place: a fair lady generally. [Fr. belle—L. bella, bellus.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Belle is ranked #7796 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Belle surname appeared 4,246 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Belle.
60.1% or 2,553 total occurrences were Black.
31.8% or 1,351 total occurrences were White.
3.3% or 143 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.3% or 142 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Belle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Belle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Belle in a Sentence
If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself. (Si la rose est belle fleur, C'est aussi parce qu'elle s'ouvre)
I walk by (La Belle Equipe) every day on my way to work, how can this be? Young people just enjoying life and relaxing after a long week at work. Why the young innocent people? ... It's hard to describe how sad I feel right now.
Eternal snows are at the top. Eyes of beautifull are at the top. (Neiges éternelles sont au sommet. - Yeux de la belle sont au sommet.)
The most beautiful painting holds by a hard nail. (La plus belle peinture - Tient par un clou dur.)
It's helped her a lot with pain management. When Belle started, she was taking oxycodone, and the oxycodone was really ineffective for her pain. It was really incredible to watch her riding a horse for the first time. She had no sense of pain whatsoever.
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- прыгажуня, красуняBelarusian
- kráska, krasaviceCzech
- Sch, Schönheit, SchöneGerman
- دختر خوشگلPersian
- beauté, belleFrench
- 美女, 美人, 別嬪Japanese
- belle, beldadePortuguese
- краса́вица, красоткаRussian
- lepotica, лепојка, lepojka, лепотица, љепојка, ljepojka, љепотица, ljepoticaSerbo-Croatian
- krásavica, kráskaSlovak
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