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Definition 1: the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish - [noun denoting animal]

(belly is a kind of ...) a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body

"the warbler has a white throat and underparts" "a woodland mouse with white underparts"

(... is part of belly) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 2: the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for belly in the sense of this definition

(belly is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of belly ) the soft belly or underside of an animal's body

(belly is a part of ...) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

(belly is a part of ...) the muscles of the abdomen

(belly is a part of ...) a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

"you were not supposed to show your navel on television" "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel" "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"

(belly is a part of ...) a wall of the abdomen

(belly is a part of ...) the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

(belly is a part of ...) the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

(belly is a part of ...) arteries that supply blood to the colon

(belly is a part of ...) a branch of the descending aorta

(... is part of belly) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 3: a protruding abdomen - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for belly in the sense of this definition

(belly is a kind of ...) a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs

"fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"

(... is a kind of belly ) slang for a paunch

(... is part of belly) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 4: the hollow inside of something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where belly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the belly of the ship

(belly is a kind of ...) the inner or enclosed surface of something

Definition 5: a part that bulges deeply - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where belly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the belly of a sail

(belly is a kind of ...) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

"the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge" "the hump of a camel" "he stood on the rocky prominence" "the occipital protuberance was well developed" "the bony excrescence between its horns"

Definition 6: swell out or bulge out - [verb of change]

Synonyms for belly in the sense of this definition

(belly is a kind of ...) expand abnormally

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

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