bellied bellied  /ˈbɛ lid/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having a belly; often used in combination
  2. (adj) curving outward
  3. (n) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  4. (n) a protruding abdomen
  5. (n) a part that bulges deeply
  6. (n) the hollow inside of something
  7. (n) the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish
  8. (v) swell out or bulge out

Usage(s):

  1. As company for their wards, they invited lion-tailed macaques, yellow-breasted laughing thrushes, orange-bellied fruit doves and Indian pigmy geese.
  2. The Yawalapiti, a primitive, vegetable-eating, pot-bellied folk were minding their daily affairs in their village on a source branch of the Rio Zingu.
  3. Many of the children are big-bellied from malnutrition.

News

  • Roadblocks to Berne Station Bridge replacement removed

    After being stalled seven years by red-bellied turtles and red tape, the light is turning green for replacing the closed Berne Station Bridge. PennDOT is soliciting bids for the span's replacement and officials hope the work could start in late summer or early fall.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

Quotes

  1. "When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar," Mr. Clyburn said. "I think black folks feel strongly that that this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation."
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: James Clyburn Source: New York Times

  2. "My concern with the initial wind farm proposal was the risks posed to the threatened orange-bellied parrot which I believed were unacceptable," Senator Campbell said.
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Ian Campbell Source: The Australian

  3. Greenaway tells it differently: "Rembrandt was by no means handsome . . . stocky, pot-bellied, squat and not especially sexually endowed."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Peter Greenaway Source: Times Online

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