/bel/ , n.
1. Acton /ak"teuhn/ , pen name of Anne Brontë.
2. Alexander Graham , 1847-1922, U.S. scientist, born in Scotland: inventor of the telephone.
3. (Arthur) Clive (Howard) , 1881-1964, English critic of literature and art.
4. Currer /kerr"euhr/ , pen name of Charlotte Brontë.
5. Ellis , pen name of Emily Brontë.
6. John , 1797-1869, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1834-35.
7. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 25,450.