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Belly - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Belly' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Belly [ n.]
- That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.
- The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.
- The womb.
- 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.
- The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
2 . Belly [ v. i.]
- To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
3 . Belly [ v. t.]
- To cause to swell out; to fill.

Meaning of 'Belly' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . belly [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the hollow inside of something
Example in sentence:
  • in the belly of the ship
Meaning (2):
- a part that bulges deeply
Example in sentence:
  • the belly of a sail