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[bel] /bɛl/
a god of the ancient Celts, a personification of the sun. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Le bel appears not only as Bell but also, through Picard, as Beal.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • Why did Mr. Beal, the lawyer, not appear at the consultation?

    The Hoosier School-boy Edward Eggleston
  • THE narrative of travel and history was continued by Mr. Beal.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • This is supposed to be a Barghast from its peculiar wawl or Beal.

    The Vale of Lyvennet John Salkeld Bland
  • She was on the same street she had found upon her arrival in the city—Beal street.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • But Mr. Beal shrunk back and raised his moist, white hands in protest.

    The Gateless Barrier Lucas Malet
  • Some years ago Professor Beal made a test of this difference.

  • Withers then called upon Smith, Henninger, and Beal, and their wives.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • He drew in his breath as he turned helplessly over the pages of Beal and Stanislas Julien. ''

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Without regard to direction, she finally found herself on Beal street, which she recognized at once.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
Word Origin and History for Beal



"mouth of a river or valley," 1818 (in Scott), from Gaelic beul "mouth."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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