from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ringing of a set of bells, especially a change or set of changes rung on bells.
- n. A set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
- n. A loud burst of noise: peals of laughter.
- intransitive v. To sound in a peal; ring.
- transitive v. To sound loudly and sonorously.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.
- v. To sound with a peal or peals.
- v. To utter or sound loudly.
- v. To assail with noise.
- v. To pour out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
- intransitive v. To appeal.
- n. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc.
- n. A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.
- intransitive v. To utter or give out loud sounds.
- intransitive v. To resound; to echo.
- transitive v. To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad.
- transitive v. To assail with noise or loud sounds.
- transitive v. To pour out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts of a multitude, etc.
- n. A set of bells tuned to one another; a chime or carillon; a ring.
- n. A musical phrase or figure played on a set of bells, properly a scale or part of a scale played up or down, but also applied to any melodic figure; a change.
- To sound loudly; resound: as, the pealing organ.
- To assail with noise.
- To utter loudly and sonorously; cause to ring or sound; celebrate.
- To stir or agitate.
- To appeal.
- n. Appeal; plaint; accusation.
- n. See peel.
- An obsolete variant of pile.
- n. A name used in England for different species of the genus Salmo, as S. salar, the salmon, or S. cambricus, a trout found in England, Ireland, and Norway. The latter is also called sewin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
- v. ring recurrently
- v. sound loudly and sonorously
Middle English pele, a bell peal, especially as a summons to church, short for apel, appeal; see appeal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)