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English noun: belly

1. belly (body) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis


Synonymsabdomen, stomach, venter


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)underbelly, underbody


Part holonymab, abdomen, abdominal, abdominal aorta, abdominal cavity, abdominal muscle, abdominal wall, arteria colica, belly button, bellybutton, bowel, colic artery, gut, hypochondrium, intestine, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

2. belly (body) a protruding abdomen


Synonymspaunch


Broader (hypernym)adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue


Narrower (hyponym)bay window, corporation, pot, potbelly, tummy


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

3. belly (shape) a part that bulges deeply


SamplesThe belly of a sail.


Broader (hypernym)bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

4. belly (location) the hollow inside of something


SamplesIn the belly of the ship.


Broader (hypernym)inside, interior

5. belly (animal) the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish


Broader (hypernym)underpart


Part meronymcraniate, vertebrate


English verb: belly

1. belly (change) swell out or bulge out


Synonymsbelly out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce









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