What does the word belly mean?

Usage examples for belly

  1. Yet was it a way of discomfort, and lacking to the mouth and to the belly; but a sufficient thing unto the need of the body, and good matter for a thankful heart, in that dark and hungry Land. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  2. " They said they would cut my belly open, sahib! – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  3. The back of the violin is made from the timber of the female tree, the belly of the male tree. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith