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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bellenoun

    a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals

    "she was the belle of the ball"

Wiktionary

  1. bellenoun

    An attractive woman.

    In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.

    Etymology: From belle, from bella.

  2. Bellenoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bellenoun

    a young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady

Freebase

  1. Belle

    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 Intelligent, strong-willed, outspoken and brave, Belle is a young woman who refuses to succumb to her village's outdated view on the role of women in society.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

  1. Belle

    bel, n. a handsome woman: the chief beauty of a place: a fair lady generally. [Fr. belle—L. bella, bellus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Belle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Belle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Belle in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Une belle et parfaite est chose ni beau ni parfaite à son début. La beauté et la perfection sont atteints d'énormes efforts et l'endurance extraordinaire au fil du temps. Qu'après résister à la pression et la chaleur torride tremondous depuis d'innombrables années, un charbon peut se transformer en un beau diamant éblouissant. Efforcer d'être que le diamant, et de ne jamais se contenter de moins dans la vie.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    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)

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    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.)

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vérité est la chose la plus pure et la plus belle du monde. Ce est la façon dont il se fait manipulé la vérité semblent frelaté et pas si belle.

  5. Emma Watson:

    I think I'm being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairytale wanted to make Belle believe the world was smaller than the way that she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her. I love playing someone who didn't listen to any of that.

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