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belly

bel·ly

belly

 
pronunciation:
be li
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: bellies
definition 1: the front or underpart of mammals that contains the stomach and intestines.
The dog loves to have his belly rubbed.As his beer-drinking increased, so did the size of his belly.
 
synonyms:
abdomen, gut, paunch, stomach, tummy
similar words:
bowels, intestine, maw, midriff, potbelly, underbelly
definition 2: appetite or desire.
I have no belly for watching bullfights.
synonyms:
appetite, desire, stomach
similar words:
appetence, craving, hunger, liking, longing, lust, thirst, yearning, yen
definition 3: the deepest inside part of something.
synonyms:
innards, inside, womb
similar words:
depth, entrails, gut, interior
definition 4: the womb.
synonyms:
uterus, womb
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: bellied, bellies, bellying
definition: to expand or cause to expand, as with wind.
The sails were bellying today.
synonyms:
bag, expand, swell
antonyms:
sag
similar words:
balloon, bloat, bulge, distend, enlarge, inflate, puff