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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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;


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 Free.] 1. (Mil. Antiq.) A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense. [1913 Webster] 2. A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile. [1913 Webster] 3. A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) The framing on which a bell is suspended. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

belfry 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, windmill 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. Headwords: Belfry, MT Belfry