- 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
Related Wordsemit, gush, ventilate, repeat, disgorge, erupt, vomit, discharge, eruct, hiccup, irrupt, eructate
Examples from the Web for belch
He suppressed a belch and then looked up at her with a mischievous grin.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
Yet I am convinced that the dragons do not belch out the thunder.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
Dont put your elbows on the table, or belch as if you had a bean in your throat.
If it should begin to belch flame just as we got to the middle, what would you do?Delusion and Dream
Whoe'er in peace thou kissest, sickens at that belch of thine.The Lay of the Cid
R. Selden Rose
The reality was no more voluptuous than a belch or a kick under the ribs.Wilderness of Spring
- (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 belch
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.