What does belly mean?

Definitions for belly
ˈbɛl ibel·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word belly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdomen, venter, stomach, bellynoun

    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

  2. belly, paunchnoun

    a protruding abdomen

  3. bellynoun

    a part that bulges deeply

    "the belly of a sail"

  4. bellynoun

    the hollow inside of something

    "in the belly of the ship"

  5. bellyverb

    the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish

  6. belly, belly outverb

    swell out or bulge out

Wiktionary

  1. bellynoun

    The abdomen.

    Etymology: Old English bælg

  2. bellynoun

    The stomach, especially a fat one.

    Etymology: Old English bælg

  3. bellynoun

    The lower fuselage of an airplane.

    Etymology: Old English bælg

  4. bellyverb

    To position one's belly.

    Etymology: Old English bælg

  5. bellyverb

    To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.

    The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. uE00026088uE001 Dryden.

    Etymology: Old English bælg

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bellynoun

    that part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen

  2. Bellynoun

    the under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly

  3. Bellynoun

    the womb

  4. Bellynoun

    the part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship

  5. Bellynoun

    the hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back

  6. Bellyverb

    to cause to swell out; to fill

  7. Bellyverb

    to swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge

Freebase

  1. Belly

    Belly was an alternative rock band formed in 1991 by former Throwing Muses members Tanya Donelly and Fred Abong. The band was based in Boston, Massachusetts, though all of the original members grew up in Newport, Rhode Island. The band consisted of Donelly on lead vocals and guitar, Abong on bass, Tom Gorman on guitar, and Chris Gorman on drums. Tom and Chris, who were brothers, were childhood friends of Donelly's; they had previously played in the hardcore punk band Verbal Assault. On at least one tour date in Albany, NY, former Throwing Muses member, Leslie Langston, lent a hand on bass.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Belly

    bel′li, n. the part of the body between the breast and the thighs, containing the bowels: the stomach, as the receptacle of the food: the bowels proper: the womb or uterus: the interior of anything: the bulging part of anything, as a bottle, or any concave or hollow surface, as of a sail: the inner or lower surface of anything, as opposed to the back, as of a violin, &c.—adj. ventral, abdominal: (theol.) belonging to the flesh, carnal.—v.i. to swell or bulge out.—ns. Bel′ly-band, a saddle-girth: a band fastened to the shafts of a vehicle, and passing under the belly of the horse drawing it; Bel′lyful, a sufficiency; Bel′ly-god, one who makes a god of his belly, a glutton.—p.adj. Bel′lying.—n. Bel′ly-tim′ber, provisions. [M. E. bali, bely—A.S. bælig, belig; bælg, belg, bag.]

CrunchBase

  1. Belly

    Belly is a universal loyalty program that offers exceptional rewards at the businesses you love, giving boring loyalty campaigns a good kick in the pants! Belly offers one customer loyalty card (and iPhone & Android App) to replace the rest. Earn a free cup of coffee at the joint down the street or the opportunity to name a sandwich at your local deli. For the first time, consumers can have their cake and eat it too, or at least have the option of shoving their baker's face into it. Businesses profit from gaining access to their user database and can learn who their customers are, how often they're coming in and what kind of experience they're jonesin' for next. Belly gives businesses the tools to market to their favorite customers by reaching out to them through email campaigns and social media tools.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. belly

    The swell of a sail. The inner or hollow part of compass timber; the outside is called the back. To belly a sail is to inflate or fill it with the wind, so as to give a taut leech.--Bellying canvas is generally applied to a vessel going free, as when the belly and foot reefs which will not stand on a wind, are shaken out.--Bellying to the breeze, the sails filling or being inflated by the wind.--Bellying to leeward, when too much sail is injudiciously carried.

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Entomology

  1. Belly

    venter; under side of abdomen.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of belly in a Sentence

  1. Charlie McCarthy (Edgar Bergen):

    Charlie once described someone as having beady eyes and a nifty belly.

  2. Randy Tinseth:

    We don't want to over design an airplane just to carry belly cargo, especially when I can make an airplane that becomes more efficient delivering and carrying passengers.

  3. Mark Krikorian:

    It's not as though [Wolf] is going to go down and rip up the fence and let people swarm in, he isn't going to have a fire in his belly for carrying out the president's agenda.

  4. Nina Turner:

    He has a righteous indignation, the same fire in the belly that I have, when he came to Cleveland State University he said to a majority white crowd that as the next President he would work to eradicate institutional racism. He has a boldness that the party needs.

  5. Uma Thurman:

    The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me, i felt this searing pain and thought, ‘ Oh my God, I ’m never going to walk again. ’.

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