1. [syn: campanile, belfry]
2. a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Belfry \Bel"fry\, n. [OE. berfray movable tower used in sieges,
OF. berfreit, berfroit, F. beffroi, fr. MHG. bervrit,
bercvrit, G. bergfriede, fr. MHG. bergen to protect (G.
bergen to conceal) + vride peace, protection, G. friede
peace; in compounds often taken in the sense of security, or
place of security; orig. therefore a place affording
security. G. friede is akin to E. free. See Burg, and
1. (Mil. Antiq.) A movable tower erected by besiegers for
purposes of attack and defense.
2. A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other
building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.
3. A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a
cupola or turret for the same purpose.
4. (Naut.) The framing on which a bell is suspended.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
[syn: campanile, belfry]
2: a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "belfry":
antenna tower, barbican, bean, bell tower, campanile, carillon,
colossus, column, conk, cupola, derrick, dome, fire tower, head,
headpiece, lantern, lighthouse, martello, martello tower, mast,
minaret, monument, noddle, noggin, noodle, obelisk,
observation tower, pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, poll,
pylon, pyramid, shaft, skyscraper, spire, standpipe, steeple,
stupa, television mast, tope, tour, tower, turret, water tower,
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Belfry, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Population (2000): 219
Housing Units (2000): 119
Land area (2000): 1.902815 sq. miles (4.928268 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.902815 sq. miles (4.928268 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04900
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 45.141506 N, 109.007779 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59008
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.