- a unit of power ratio, equal to 10 decibels.
Origin of bel1
Examples from the Web for bel
I was sitting in this big empty house in Bel Air, with a phone with five extensions which we no longer needed.Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview
September 4, 2014
Brooks: We holed up in the Bel Air Hotel, where Gene was staying, and we acted all the parts out.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
CHERISHED MEMORIES FROM SHOOTING Tim Matheson: We shot near Ronald Reagan's Bel Air home, the Western White House.‘She’s All That' 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic
January 29, 2014
I was sitting in his Bel Air home interviewing him and he had some friends over.More Rich, High-Powered Women Are Turning to Matchmakers to Find Love
August 15, 2012
People like to say his office is the back booth at the Bel Air Hotel.The Conrad Murray Trial That Wasn’t
September 29, 2011
He did not trouble to put on a pretence of indifference with Bel, just as he did not wish to talk about it.Mary Gray
This is the greeting from Bel Tarbasi and the assembled gods.
Sin's secondary position is indicated by making him a son of Bel.
He appears in this relationship to Bel in the religious texts of Babylonia.
For the 1st day of Elul the second, sacred to Anu and Bel, a favorable day.
- a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powersSymbols: B, b See also decibel
- (in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology) the god of the earth
Word Origin and History for bel
heaven-and-earth god of Babylonian religion, from Akkadian Belu, literally "lord, owner, master," cognate with Hebrew ba'al.
"beautiful," early 14c., from Old French bel, belle "beautiful, fair, fine" (see belle). "Naturalized in ME.; but after 1600 consciously French" [OED].
unit of power level in measuring sound, 1929, named for Scottish-born telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922).
- A unit expressing the relative intensity of a sound, equal to ten decibels.
- A unit of measurement equal to ten decibels.