American English

Definition of belly noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. bellies)
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  1. 1the part of the body below the chest synonym gut synonym stomach They crawled along on their bellies. see also beer belly,
  2. 2(literary) the round or curved part of an object the belly of a ship
  3. 3-bellied (in adjectives) having the type of belly mentioned flat-bellied fat-bellied
  4. Idioms
    go belly up (informal)
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    to fail completely Last year the business went belly up after one of the partners resigned.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: belly