What does belle mean?

Definitions for belle
bɛlbelle

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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.

  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.

  3. Etymology: From belle, from bella.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bellenoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Belle

    Belle is a 1997 song performed by the Francophone singers Patrick Fiori, Daniel Lavoie and Garou, from the musical Notre-Dame de Paris. Released as a single in 1998, it was a hit in France and Belgium, topping the charts for many months. To date, the song is one of the best-selling singles of all time in these countries.

ChatGPT

  1. belle

    A belle is a beautiful, charming and attractive woman, especially the most beautiful woman in a particular group or event. The term is often associated with southern regions of the United States, referring to a socially adept and elegant woman. It originates from the French word 'belle', meaning 'beautiful'.

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

Wikidata

  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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  1. belle

    Song lyrics by belle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by belle on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BELLE

    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.

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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. Mike Stabile:

    I would imagine that Belle was significantly above those rates, she probably had a fairly lucrative run in the industry.

  2. 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.)

  3. Sean Bailey:

    When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    a hand, a look and a nice pan. (coup de main, coup d'oeil et belle casserole.)”

  5. Jim Urry:

    We’re combining renowned Disney entertainment, expertly developed programming and imaginative storytelling to put kids in the center of their own adventures right alongside some of Disney’s most beloved characters, like Mickey Mouse, Chewbacca, Black Panther, Rapunzel, Belle, Anna and Elsa, and more.

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