What does bell jar mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bell jar, bell glass(noun)

    a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases


  1. bell jar(Noun)

    A piece of laboratory equipment used for creating vacuums, often made of glass in a bell-like shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bell jar

    a glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from articles exposed to view


  1. Bell jar

    A bell jar is a piece of laboratory equipment used to contain vacuums. It can be similar in shape to a bell, and can be manufactured out of a variety of materials. A bell jar is placed on a base which is vented to a hose fitting, which can be connected via a hose to a vacuum pump. By pumping the air out of the bell jar, a vacuum is formed. The lower edge of a vacuum bell jar is a substantial flange of heavy glass, ground smooth on the base. Its base is equally heavy and flattened. A smear of vacuum grease is usually applied between them. As the vacuum inside gives rise to a considerable compression force, there is no need to clamp this seal. For this reason, a bell jar cannot be used to contain pressures above atmospheric, only below. Purely decorative belljars were common in the Victorian period for the display of clocks and taxidermy, as a transparent dust cover. These are of thin glass, with more care taken over their optical clarity. They do not have a thickened base flange. For this reason they are not suitable for vacuum use and will usually fail if pumped down. Other similar glass domes were also used as cheese domes or garden cloches.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bell jar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bell jar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An unfree mind is just like a windmill inside the bell jar!

  2. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar:

    To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.

  3. Sylvia Plath:

    To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Religion is a bell jar; you cannot find God in that jar, because it is your bell jar, you have created it! Break the glass prison and get fresh air, elevate your intelligence! Wake up and open your eyes; see the truth beyond your prison! If you can’t break the glass, don’t worry; science will do it for you!

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    All cultures have things to learn from all other cultures. Don’t get stuck in your culture! Go beyond it! Get out of your aquarium; get out of your farm; get out of your castle; break your bell jar! Give chance to other cultures and to other opinions! This is the best way for you to see the insufficiencies, absurdities and stupidities in your culture!

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