belly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “belly” in the English Dictionary

"belly" in British English

See all translations
(Definition of belly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"belly" in American English

See all translations

bellynoun [C]

 us   /ˈbel·i/ infml
the stomach, or the front part of your body at the waist, between your chest and legs
(Definition of belly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"belly" in Business English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈbeli/
go belly up informal
if a company or a plan goes belly up, it fails: Small companies are more likely to go belly up than their larger competitors.
(Definition of belly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “belly”
in Vietnamese bụng, dạ dày…
in Spanish vientre, barriga…
in Malaysian perut…
in Thai ท้อง…
in French ventre…
in German der Bauch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腹部,胃, (物體的)鼓起部分…
in Russian живот…
in Turkish karın/bel bölgesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腹部,胃, (物体的)鼓起部分…
in Indonesian perut…
in Polish brzuch…
What is the pronunciation of belly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day


(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More