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BEL'LY, noun

1. That part of the human body which extends from the breast to the thighs, containing the bowels. It is called also the abdomen or lower belly to distinguish it from the head and breast, which are sometimes called bellies, from their cavity.

2. The part of a beast, corresponding to the human belly

3. The womb. Jeremiah 1:5.

4. The receptacle of food; that which requires food, in opposition to the back.

Whose god is their belly Philippians 3:19.

5. The part of any thing which resembles the human belly in protuberance or cavity, as of a harp or a bottle.

6. Any hollow inclosed place; as the belly of hell, in Jonah.

7. In scripture, belly is used for the heart. Proverbs 18:8. 20.30.John 7:38. Carnal lusts, sensual pleasure. Romans 16:18. Philippians 3:19:19. The whole man. Titus 1:12.

BEL'LY, verb transitive To fill; to swell out.

BEL'LY, verb intransitive To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; as bellying goblets; bellying canvas.

1. To strut.