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Definition of "belly" []

  • See abdomen. (noun)
  • The underside of the body of certain vertebrates, such as snakes and fish. (noun)
  • Informal The stomach. (noun)
  • Informal An appetite for food. (noun)
  • The womb; the uterus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belly" in a sentence
  • "I still remember the horror on his face as he realized what was going to happen: Instead of landing feet-first, he was going to land flat on his face, in what we called a belly-buster, aka belly flop."
  • "The term belly-dance is a creation of Orientalism, and is first attested in English in 1899, translating French danse du ventre."
  • "The term belly-dance is a creation of Orientalism, and is first attested in English in 1899, translating French danse du ventre Native to North Africa,"