Belly

Definition of Belly

Bel´ly   Pronunciation: bĕl´lŷ
n.1.That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.
2.The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.
Underneath the belly of their steeds.
- Shak.
3.The womb.
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.
Belly fretting
the chafing of a horse's belly with a girth.
- Shak.
Belly timber
food.
- Johnson.
Belly worm
a worm that breeds or lives in the belly (stomach or intestines).
- Prior.
v. t.1.To cause to swell out; to fill.
[imp. & p. p. Bellied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bellying.]
Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
- Dryden.

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