from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ten decibels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively. See also decibel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal.
- n. 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. a unit of sound intensity equal to ten decibels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fair; fine; beautiful.
- [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. Same as Belus.
- n. The East Indian name of the Bengal quince-tree, Ægle Marmelos. See Ægle, 1.
- n. A simplified spelling of bell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil
- n. a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
I called the bel air police department and they said it was a meteor
And said "you’re moving with your aunte and uncle in bel-air"
As the 19th century progressed, Italian composers Rossini (pictured right), Donizetti and Bellini continued to compose lyrical scores – their writing privileged the expressive power of the human voice in what has become known as the bel canto (beautiful singing) style.
Acclaimed "La Stupenda,"– "the Stupendous One"– during a career spanning more than four decades, Sutherland was known in the opera world as an "anti-diva" diva whose warm vibrant sound and subtle coloring helped revitalize the school of early 19th-century Italian opera known as bel canto.
Samt und Säbel aka Captain Sinister's Lady, by Darlene Marshall, is now available from RandomHouse.de.
In a few pages he examines their laws and history, and concludes, "We are compelled to acknowledge that what is called the bel age of Greece was a time of pain and torture for humanity."
The flowers terminate the ftalks on a pretty long divided footftalk, in a kind of litjle Um - bel, which is nodding at firft but becomes ereft, fup - porting five or fix round, pentagonal, depreffed cap - fules, filled with fmall feeds.
Arbustrum Americanum = The American grove, or, An alphabetical catalogue of forest trees and shrubs, natives of the American United States, arranged according to the Linnaean system : containing, the particular distinguishing characters of each genus, with plain, simple and familiar descriptions of the manner of growth, appearance, &c. of their several species and varieties; also, some hints of their uses in medicine, dyes, and domestic oeconomy
Although the words "bel" and "bon" blended together throughout the song, the audience still understood the light, airy tone.
"bel," and received with her the house of Gravebury, which she and her former husband had held.
Hitting logs and exponents once more (though it's getting tiresome - to me and I'm sure for everybody else), where do the units "bel" come from a LOG (I / I