• Bel and her grandfather sit together in the armchair
    Bel and her grandfather sit together in the armchair
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bel Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil
    • n Bel a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bel bĕl A thorny rutaceous tree (Ægle marmelos) of India, and its aromatic, orange-like fruit; -- called also Bengal quince golden apple wood apple. The fruit is used medicinally, and the rind yields a perfume and a yellow dye.
    • n Bel The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bel Fair; fine; beautiful.
    • bel [Lit. fair, good, as in beausire, fair sir, beaupere, good father, used in F. and ME. to indicate indirect or adopted secondary relationship; so in mod. F. beau- as a formative in relation-names, ‘step-’, ‘-in-law’; ME. bel-, ‘grand-’, as in beldame, grandmother, belsire, grandfather, also with purely E. names, belmoder, belfader, and later belchild. Cf. Sc. and North. E. goodmother, goodfather, etc., mother-in-law, father-in-law, etc.] Grand-: a formative in relation-names, as belsire, grandfather, beldam, grandmother, etc. See etymology.
    • n bel Same as Belus.
    • n bel The East Indian name of the Bengal quince-tree, Ægle Marmelos. See Ægle, 1.
    • n bel A simplified spelling of bell.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind., fr. Skr. bilva,


In literature:

Again, Merodach, or Marduk, is sometimes expressly identified with Bel as sun-god, sometimes with the divinity of the planet Jupiter.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
The temple of Belus, was but a vast pyramid, raised for the worship of Bel.
"Incentives to the Study of the Ancient Period of American History" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Sevastopol, et en cela nous tacherons d'imiter le bel exemple qui nous est montre par le Camp Francais.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
He especially loved Bel, the sleekest, most beautiful of them all, a proud mother cow who had a new little red calf.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Edwin Thomas Booth was born at Bel Air, Maryland, November 12, 1833.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Philippe le Bel, 161.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Bel-Air had been beautified in the lovely exedra style for which Petit Trianon is noted.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Ku-bel, the road, the origin of the gods as among the Hindostanees.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
The prince went to the bel-tree; the bel-fruit came into his hand, and he broke it off the tree, and brought it home to his wife.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Solcata ho fronte, occhi incavati intenti,
Crin fulvo, emunte guance, ardito aspetto,
Labbro tumido acceso, e tersi denti,
Capo chino, bel collo, e largo petto;
"Solcata Ho Fronte" by Ugo Foscolo
Oh!... Il bel tempo dei miracoli,
Dei giulivi menestrelli,
Delle fate, degli spiriti
E dei magici castelli!
Oh! il bel tempo dei pigmei,
Delle imprese e dei tornei!
"Evo Medio" by Ferdinando Fontana
Sovra un asse Frate Angelico
Dipingea le sue Madonne;
Sempre azzuro il manto aveano,
Sempre rosse avean le gonne;
N'era il capo incoronato
Da un bel circolo dorato.
"Evo Medio" by Ferdinando Fontana
'Qu'est qu'il dit?' Ce que tu dis toi-meme
Chaque mois de ce printemps eternel;
Ce que disent les papillons qui s'entre-baisent,
Ce que dit tout bel jeun etre a toute belle.
"Qu'est Qu'il Dit'" by Charles Kingsley
Oh!... Il bel tempo dell'assiduo
Alternar di paci e guerre,
Quando i vescovi aggiravansi
Cavalcando per le terre,
Mentre ai pie` delle Eminenze
Chiedean tutti le indulgenze!
"Evo Medio" by Ferdinando Fontana
Tu sogni una condotta, un bel villaggio,
Dall'esil campanile, a mezza china.
Che si imporpori al raggio
Del sol, quando declina,
Come la guancia d'una giovinetta
Cui si parli d'amore.
"Coraggio!" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

The Bel Air Girls Basketball team continued their stellar play this season, defeating Jefferson 55-27 to improve to 10-0 this season.
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety decided to crash a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air into a 2009 Chevy Malibu and make a video.
Bel Furniture will donate a total of $10,000 to twelve lucky families in the larger Houston community.
Bel Air Bar and Grill reopens after renovation.
0 The newly reopened Bel Air Bar and Grill underwent 18 months of renovations.
( Bel Air Bar and Grill / November 19, 2012 ).
The Bel Air Bar and Grill has re-opened for lunch and dinner service after an 18-month renovation.
Co-directors Burt Sun and André Costantini follow Brazilian artist Bel Borba through his creative process.
' Bel Borba Aqui' provides a grab-eye view of the artist.
0 The artist Bel Borba in " Bel Borba Aqui".
Lawyer had been a Bel Air town commissioner and later mayor.
The artist Bel Borba in " Bel Borba Aqui".
Carmelo Gabriele holds Il Bel Lago's most prized bottle of wine: Gaja Ca Marcanda Magari.
Victor's at the Bel -Aire Clarion offers more than just an award-winning burger.
News»Top Stories» Police Looking for "Evel Knievel" of Bel Air.

In science:

These numbers B (n) are cal led the Bel l numbers.
Integrable Submodels of Nonlinear $\sigma$-models and Their Generalization
We have a recursion formula for the Bel l polynomials. + zg1) Fn [zg ].
Integrable Submodels of Nonlinear $\sigma$-models and Their Generalization
We call the Bell polynomials of multi-variables the generalized Bel l polynomials[F].
Integrable Submodels of Nonlinear $\sigma$-models and Their Generalization
Moreover, according to Belyi theorem [Bel] the surfaces S C (Γ, O) are precisely the Riemann surfaces which can be defined over some number field and form a dense set in the space of all Riemann surfaces.
On the Genus of a Random Riemann Surface
Zeilinger, Bel l’s theorem , Quantum Theory, and Conceptions of the Universe (M.
Entanglement Swapping of Generalized Cat States and Secret Sharing