What does belfry mean?

Definitions for belfry
ˈbɛl fribel·f·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. campanile, belfrynoun

    a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building

  2. belfrynoun

    a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung


  1. belfrynoun

    A moveable tower used in sieges.

  2. belfrynoun

    A shed.

  3. belfrynoun

    An alarm-tower; a watchtower containing an alarm-bell.

  4. belfrynoun

    A tower or steeple specifically for containing bells, especially as part of a church.

  5. belfrynoun

    A part of a large tower or steeple, specifically for containing bells.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belfrynoun

    a movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense

  2. Belfrynoun

    a bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile

  3. Belfrynoun

    a room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose

  4. Belfrynoun

    the framing on which a bell is suspended


  1. Belfry

    Belfry is a census-designated place in Carbon County, Montana, United States. It is part of the Billings, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 219 at the 2000 census. It is located approximately 11 miles from the Wyoming border, roughly halfway between Billings, Montana and Cody, Wyoming. Belfry is predominantly an agricultural community. The primary crops are sugar beets, alfalfa, and feed corn. Ranchers raise cattle and sheep. Water for agricultural use comes mostly from the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River through several cooperative ditch companies, with water rights dating back 100 years or more. At its peak in the early 1900s, a railway line came into Belfry, with a spur running up to the coal mines in Bearcreek. When the mines closed down and the railway line was removed, Belfry's population dropped to its current level. Currently, the community has a general store, a bar, a restaurant, and a small bar/restaurant/casino.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Belfry

    bel′fri, n. the part of a steeple or tower in which bells are hung: a bell-tower, sometimes standing apart: a movable wooden tower, used in the Middle Ages in attacking a fortification.—adj. Bel′fried, having a belfry. [Orig. and properly a watch-tower, from O. Fr. berfroi—Mid. High Ger. berchfritfrid, frit, a tower, bergan, to protect.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. belfry

    An ornamental frame or shelter, under which the ship's bell is suspended.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. belfry

    Among military writers of the Middle Ages, a movable tower, often several stories high, erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belfry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belfry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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