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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bel·ly /ˈbɛli/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bel·ly /ˈbɛlɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bel·ly n.; pl. Bellies
 1. That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.
 Note:Formerly all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies; -- the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.
 2. The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.
    Underneath the belly of their steeds.   --Shak.
 3. The womb. [Obs.]
    Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.   --Jer. i. 5.
 4. 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.
    Out of the belly of hell cried I.   --Jonah ii. 2.
 5. Arch. The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
 Belly doublet, a doublet of the 16th century, hanging down so as to cover the belly. --Shak.
 Belly fretting, the chafing of a horse's belly with a girth. --Johnson.
 Belly timber, food. [Ludicrous] --Prior.
 Belly worm, a worm that breeds or lives in the belly (stomach or intestines). --Johnson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bel·ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bellied p. pr. & vb. n. Bellying.] To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.]
    Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bel·ly, v. i. To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
    The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax
           and the pelvis [syn: abdomen, venter, stomach]
      2: a protruding abdomen [syn: paunch]
      3: a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
      4: the hollow inside of something; "in the belly of the ship"
      5: the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as
         snakes or fish
      v : swell out or bulge out [syn: belly out]
      [also: bellied]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom.
    16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8;
    20:27; 22:18, marg.). The "belly of hell" signifies the grave or
    underworld (Jonah 2:2).