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