- to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct.
- to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano.
- to issue spasmodically; gush forth: Fire and smoke belched from the dragon's mouth.
- to eject (gas or the like) spasmodically or violently; give forth: a chimney belching smoke.
- an instance of belching; eructation.
- a violent emittance of flame, smoke, gas, etc.
Origin of belch
Examples from the Web for belching
Then came a heaving, belching from far down in the earth's cavern.Land of the Burnt Thigh
Edith Eudora Kohl
The funnels were belching smoke, and sparks flying from the top.The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet
The belching of powder and the roll of drumhead do not prove it.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
At a given point, in the centre of all, a well of fire was belching skywards.The Heart of Unaga
A Maxim gun was in position and belching forth a hail of lead.Under the Rebel's Reign
- (usually intr) to expel wind from the stomach noisily through the mouth; eructate
- to expel or be expelled forcefully from insidesmoke belching from factory chimneys
- to say (curses, insults, etc) violently or bitterly
- an act of belching; eructation
Word Origin and History for belching
Old English bealcan "bring up wind from the stomach," also "swell, heave," of echoic origin (cf. Dutch balken "to bray, shout"). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. Related: Belched; belching. As a noun, recorded from 1510s. It is recorded in 1706 as a slang noun meaning "poor beer."
- To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.