Formerly British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 8867 sq. mi. (22,966 sq. km).
Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize.
a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long.
of or relating to Belize or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Belize
a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles) Former name (until 1973) British Honduras
a hollow instrument of cast metal, typically cup-shaped with a flaring mouth, suspended from the vertex and rung by the strokes of a clapper, hammer, or the like. the stroke or sound of such an instrument: We rose at the bell. anything in the form of a bell. the large end of a funnel, or […]
- Bell arch
a round arch resting on prominent corbels.
- Bell beaker
a bell-shaped beaker, especially one associated with the Beaker folk.
any of several birds having a loud bell-like cry, especially Anthornis melanura, a honey eater of New Zealand, and Procnias tricarunculata (three-wattled bellbird) of Central America. Historical Examples Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena H. J. Mozans noun any of several tropical American passerine birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call: family […]