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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


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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