Definition of Belle

1. Noun. A young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals. "She was the belle of the ball"

Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman



Definition of Belle

1. n. A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.

Definition of Belle

1. Proper noun. A female given name, diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle, by folk etymology interpreted as "belle". More common as a middle name than a first name. ¹

2. Noun. An attractive woman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belle

1. an attractive woman [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belle

belladonna tincture
belladonnas
belladonnine
bellarmine
bellbergite
bellbind
bellbinds
bellbird
bellbirds
bellbottom trousers
bellbottoms
bellboy
bellboys
bellcote
bellcotes
belle (current term)
belle-lettrist
belle-lettrists
belle de nuit
belle esprit
belle indifference
belle laide
belle of the ball
belled
belled the cat
belledom
belleek
belleeks
bellend
bellends

Literary usage of Belle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"(Not belle Centre.) belleisle; Strait, most northerly of the two channels which connect the ... belleplain; Village, Cape May County, NJ (Not belle Plain. ..."

2. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1892)
"(Not belle Green.) Belize; city and river in Belize or British Honduras, ... belle Ayr; mountain and village, dater county, NY (Not belle Air, belle Ayre, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"Nothing would induce Griffiths to order the carriage until after dinner, and it was quite late at night when belle got home. ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1914)
"... Swear By—GH Hecke Arthur Dunn 568 A Lumberjack and His Millions—Simon Benson O. II. Barnhill 753 The Farm Woman's Moses—Mrs. belle Van Dorn Harbert WV ..."

5. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"He was besieged with invitations, sought for by the gayest and the greatest; "Jamie" Dodge conferred upon him the appropriate title of "The belle of New ..."

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