Definition of Belch

1. Noun. A reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth.




2. Verb. Expel gas from the stomach. "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
Exact synonyms: Bubble, Burp, Eruct
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Emit, Pass Off
Derivative terms: Bubble, Burp, Eructation

3. Verb. Become active and spew forth lava and rocks. "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
Exact synonyms: Erupt, Extravasate
Generic synonyms: Burst, Explode
Derivative terms: Eruption, Eruption, Extravasation

Definition of Belch

1. v. t. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct.

2. v. i. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate.

3. n. The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation.

Definition of Belch

1. Verb. To expel gas loudly or rudely from the stomach through the mouth. ¹

2. Noun. The sound one makes when belching. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) malt liquor ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belch

1. to expel gas through the mouth [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Belch

1. 1. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct. "I belched a hurricane of wind." (Swift) 2. To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent. "Within the gates that now Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame." (Milton) Origin: OE. Belken, AS. Bealcan, akin to E. Bellow. See Bellow. 1. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate. 2. To issue with spasmodic force or noise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Belch

belaugh
belave
belaved
belaves
belaving
belawgive
belay
belay my last
belayed
belayer
belayers
belaying
belaying pin
belaying pins
belays
belch (current term)
belched
belcher
belchers
belches
belching
belchingly
belchy
beldam
beldam beldame
beldame
beldames
beldams
belead
beleaguer

Literary usage of Belch

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

1. Trumps: A Novel by George William Curtis (1861)
"THE belch PLATFORM. " MY dear Newt, as a friend who has the highest respect for you, and the firmest faith in your future, I am sure you will allow me to ..."

2. Trumps: A Novel by George William Curtis (1861)
"Oh ! certainly, my dear belch ; say two," replied Abel, with the utmost suavity, as he sat at table with General belch. "I have no peculiar ability, ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... sobriety, attention to their different employments, and a steady obedience to the laws of Britain, belch from the pulpit liberty, independence, ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Classical, Mediæval, Legendary; Famous by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"belch, Sir Toby, in Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night (1614), uncle of Olivia, the wealthy Countess of Illyria, and a dependent on her bounty. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Vendors and Purchasers of Estates by Edward Burtenshaw Sugden (1822)
"belch v. Harvey (y), Ch. Mich. 9 Geo. II. This cause was very long and intricate; but the chief question was, what length of time would bar an equity of ..."

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