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[n] a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
[n] the flared opening of a tubular device
[n] a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
[n] a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
[n] the sound of a bell; "saved by the bell"
[n] American inventor of the telephone (1847-1922)
[n] English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
[n] the shape of a bell
[n] (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
[v] attach a bell to; "bell cows"

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