What does bell mean?

Ring a bell means: 

 

  • remember, 

  • recognize, 

  • recall, 

  • call to mind, 

  • keep in mind, 

  • memorize, 

  • remind, 

  • learn, 

  • think of, 

  • awaken, 

  • flash on, 

  • renew


If something rings a bell, it reminds you of something you have heard before, though you may not be able to remember it very well!

The bell ringing mainly marks the beginning and the end of a period.


Ring the bell means to cause someone to remember something or for it to seem familiar.