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BELLOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bellow mean? 

BELLOW (noun)
  The noun BELLOW has 2 senses:

1. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
2. United States novelist (born in Canada in 1915)

  Familiarity information: BELLOW used as a noun is rare.


BELLOW (verb)
  The verb BELLOW has 2 senses:

1. shout loudly and without restraint
2. make a loud noise, as of animal

  Familiarity information: BELLOW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BELLOW (noun)


Sense 1bellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bellow; bellowing; holla; holler; hollering; hollo; holloa; yowl; roaring; roar

Context example:

his bellow filled the hallway

Hypernyms ("bellow" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


Sense 2Bellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

United States novelist (born in Canada in 1915)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Saul Bellow; Bellow

Instance hypernyms:

author; writer (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))


BELLOW (verb)


Sense 1bellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shout loudly and without restraint

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bawl; bellow

Hypernyms (to "bellow" is one way to...):

shout (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2bellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loud noise, as of animal

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bellow; roar

Context example:

The bull bellowed

Hypernyms (to "bellow" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals bellow in the meadows
The meadows bellow with animals


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