Barrel vs Belly - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between barrel and belly

is that barrel is to move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner while belly is to cause to swell out; to fill.

As nouns the difference between barrel and belly

is that barrel is (countable) a round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum while belly is the abdomen.

As verbs the difference between barrel and belly

is that barrel is to put or to pack in a barrel or barrels while belly is to position one's belly.

barrel

English

(wikipedia barrel) of a winery in (Trnava), (Slovakia).

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 ½ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
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  • A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
  • A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
  • (archaic) A tube.
  • (zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.
  • (music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
  • (surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
  • A waste receptacle.
  • The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.
  • (obsolete) A jar.
  • * Bible , 1 Kings 17:12, King James Version:
  • And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel , and a little oil in a cruse:
  • *:: compare the New International Version:
  • *::: "As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread--only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug.
  • (biology) Any of the dark-staining regions in the somatosensory cortex of rodents, etc., where somatosensory inputs from the contralateral side of the body come in from the thalamus.
  • See also

    * cooper

    Verb

  • To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
  • To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.
  • He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.
  • * '>citation
  • Snow shattered and spilled down the slope. Within seconds, the avalanche was the size of more than a thousand cars barreling down the mountain and weighed millions of pounds.

    belly

    English

    Noun

    (bellies)
  • The abdomen.
  • (Dunglison)
  • The stomach, especially a fat one.
  • The womb.
  • * Bible, Jer. i. 5
  • Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
  • The lower fuselage of an airplane.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
  • There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
  • The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
  • the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
  • * Bible, Jonah ii. 2
  • Out of the belly of hell cried I.
  • (architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
  • Derived terms

    * beer belly * bellyache * belly button/belly-button * belly dance/belly-dance * belly dancer/belly-dancer * belly dancing * belly flop, bellyflop * bellyful * belly laugh/belly-laugh * bellyless * bellylike * belly of the beast * Delhi belly * fire in the belly * sawbelly * sharpbelly

    Usage notes

    * Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.

    See also

    * have eyes bigger than one's belly * abdomen * bouk * stomach * tummy

    Verb

  • To position one's belly.
  • To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
  • * Dryden
  • The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
  • To cause to swell out; to fill.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.

    Derived terms

    * belly up