belly - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈbeli/
singularbelly
pluralbellies
  1. 1
    informal a stomach. This word is often used to talk about whether people have enough to eat or not

    Our first priority is putting food in empty bellies.

    1. a.
      informal the front part of your body between your chest and your legs

      He lay on his belly.

    2. b.
      the soft lower part of an animal’s body

      the duck’s white throat and belly

  2. 2
    a round part of an object

    the belly of a violin