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Meaning of belly by Wiktionary Dictionary

belly


    Etymology

    Old English bælġ

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɛli

    Noun

    belly ( plural: bellies )

    1. The abdomen .
    2. The stomach, especially a fat one .
    3. The lower fuselage of an airplane.
      • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 454:
        There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane .

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    Verb

    belly ( third-person singular simple present bellies present participle bellying, simple past and past participle bellied )

    1. To position one's belly .
    2. To swell and become protuberant; to bulge .
      The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. — Dryden .

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Explanation of belly by Wordnet Dictionary

belly


    Verb
    1. swell out or bulge out

    Noun
    1. the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish

    2. a protruding abdomen

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

    4. the hollow inside of something

    5. in the belly of the ship
    6. a part that bulges deeply

    7. the belly of a sail