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Meaning of “belly” in the English Dictionary

"belly" in British English

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bellynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbel.i/
informal the ​stomach or the ​frontpart of the ​body between ​yourchest and ​yourlegs: He ​fellasleep with a ​full belly and a ​happyheart. By the sixth ​month of ​pregnancy, Gina's belly had ​begun to ​swell. the ​rounded or ​curvedpart of an ​object: The belly of the ​aircraft was ​paintedred.
(Definition of belly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"belly" in American English

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bellynoun [C]

 us   /ˈbel·i/ infml
the ​stomach, or the ​frontpart of ​yourbody at the ​waist, between ​yourchest and ​legs
(Definition of belly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"belly" in Business English

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bellynoun

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 Spanish barriga, vientre…
in Vietnamese bụng, dạ dày…
in Malaysian perut…
in Thai ท้อง…
in French ventre…
in German der Bauch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腹部,胃, (物体的)鼓起部分…
in Turkish karın/bel bölgesi…
in Russian живот…
in Indonesian perut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腹部,胃, (物體的)鼓起部分…
in Polish brzuch…
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