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NOUN (2)

1. a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels;
[syn: Bel, B]

2. Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bel \Bel\, n. The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal. --Baruch vi. 41. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bel \Bel\ (b[e^]l), n. [Hind., fr. Skr. bilva.] A thorny rutaceous tree ([AE]gle marmelos) of India, and its aromatic, orange-like fruit; -- called also Bengal quince, golden apple, wood apple. The fruit is used medicinally, and the rind yields a perfume and a yellow dye. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bel \Bel\ (b[e^]l), n. [from Alexander Graham Bell.] a unit of sound intensity equal to ten decibels. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Bel n 1: a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels [syn: Bel, B] 2: Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

bell beep BEL control-G g-bell ASCII 7, ASCII mnemonic "BEL", the character code which prodces a standard audibile warning from the computer or terminal. In the teletype days it really was a bell, since the advent of the VDU it is more likely to be a sound sample (e.g. the sound of a bell) played through a loudspeaker. Also called "G-bell", because it is typed as Control-G. The term "beep" is preferred among some microcomputer hobbyists. Compare feep, visible bell. (1997-04-08)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Bel the Aramaic form of Baal, the national god of the Babylonians (Isa. 46:1; Jer. 50:2; 51:44). It signifies "lord." (See BAAL.)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Bel-Ridge, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 3082 Housing Units (2000): 1288 Land area (2000): 0.811259 sq. miles (2.101151 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.811259 sq. miles (2.101151 sq. km) FIPS code: 04366 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 38.714868 N, 90.328081 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Bel-Ridge, MO Bel-Ridge Bel, MO Bel
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Bel-Nor, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 1598 Housing Units (2000): 689 Land area (2000): 0.625315 sq. miles (1.619558 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.625315 sq. miles (1.619558 sq. km) FIPS code: 04348 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 38.704001 N, 90.317353 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Bel-Nor, MO Bel-Nor Bel, MO Bel