n. A hollow metallic instrument which gives forth a ringing sound, generally of a musical quality, when struck with a clapper, hammer, or other appliance.n. Anything in the form of a bell or compared to a bell.n. In architecture, the plain echinus of a Corinthian or composite capital, around which the foliage and volutes are arranged. Also called basket.n. The large end of a funnel, or the end of a pipe, tube, or any musical instrument, when its edge is turned out and enlarged so as to resemble a bell.n. The strobile, cone, or catkin containing the seed of the hop.n. The pendulous dermal appendage under the throat of the male moose.n. In hydroid polyps, the umbrella or gelatinous disk.n. plural A number of small bells in the form of hawks' bells or sleigh-bells, fastened to a handle and constituting a toy for amusing an infant.n. pl. Naut., the term employed on shipboard, as o'clock is on shore, to denote the divisions of daily time, from their being marked by bells, which are struck every half-hour.n. in the Roman Catholic Church, a bell which has received the solemn blessing of the church, in which the bishop prays that its sound may avail to summon the faithful, to excite their devotion, to drive away storms, and that the powers of the air, hearing it, may tremble and flee before the standard of the holy cross of the Son of God engraved upon it, etc.n. In seed, or having the seed-capsules formed, as hops.To produce bells; be in bell: said of hops when the seed-vessels are forming. See bell, n., 2 .To put a bell on.To swell or puff out into the shape of a bell.To bellow; roar.Specifically To bellow like a deer in rutting-time.To bellow forth.n. The bellow of the wild deer in rutting-time.To swell up, like a boil or beal.n. A bubble formed in a liquid.To bubble.Fair; beautiful.n. n. A bell-shaped rock-mass of somewhat doubtful origin occurring occasionally in sedimentary rocks. The inverted position of of these masses leads to the theory that they were the result of some local disturbance of sedimentation. Some may be due to contemporaneous erosion.