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Easton's Bible Dictionary

The seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Philippians 3:19; Romans 16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Proverbs 18:8; 20:27; 22:18, marg.). The "belly of hell" signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2).

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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEL'LY, noun

1. That part of the human body which extends from the breast to the thighs, containing the bowels. It is called also the abdomen or lower belly to distinguish it from the head and breast, which are sometimes called bellies, from their cavity.

2. The part of a beast, corresponding to the human belly

3. The womb. Jeremiah 1:5.

4. The receptacle of food; that which requires food, in opposition to the back.

Whose god is their belly Philippians 3:19.

5. The part of any thing which resembles the human belly in protuberance or cavity, as of a harp or a bottle.

6. Any hollow inclosed place; as the belly of hell, in Jonah.

7. In scripture, belly is used for the heart. Proverbs 18:8. 20.30.John 7:38. Carnal lusts, sensual pleasure. Romans 16:18. Philippians 3:19:19. The whole man. Titus 1:12.

BEL'LY, verb transitive To fill; to swell out.

BEL'LY, verb intransitive To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; as bellying goblets; bellying canvas.

1. To strut.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEL'LY-ACHE,noun [belly and ache.] Pain in the bowels; the colic.

BEL'LY-ACHE BUSH or WEED, A species of Jatropha.

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BEL'LY-BAND, noun A band that encompasses the belly of a horse, and fastens the saddle; a girth.

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BEL'LY-BOUND, adjective Diseased in the belly, so as to be costive, and shrunk in the belly.

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BEL'LY-CHEER, noun Good cheer, [Not used.]

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BEL'LY-FRETTING, noun The chafing of a horse's belly, with a fore girt.

1. A violent pain in a horse's belly, caused by worms.

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BEL'LYFUL, noun [belly and full.] As much as fills the belly, or satisfies the appetite. In familiar and ludicrous language, a great abundance; more than enough.

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BEL'LY-GOD, noun [belly and god.] A glutton; one who makes a god of his belly; that is, whose great business or pleasure is to gratify his appetite.

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BEL'LYING, participle present tense Enlarging capacity; swelling out, like the belly.

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BEL'LY-PINCHED, adjective [See Pinch.] Starved; pinched with hunger.

BEL'LY ROLL, noun [See Roll.] A roller protuberant in the middle, to roll land between ridges, or in hollows.

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BEL'LY-SLAVE, noun A slave to the appetite.

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BEL'LY-TIMBER, noun [See Timber.[ Food; that which supports the belly.

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BEL'LY-WORM, noun [See Worm.] A worm that breeds in the belly or stomach.