1 endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
2 a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
3 an elongated region where a specific condition is found; "a belt of high pressure"
4 a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn: knock, bash, bang, smash]
5 a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing) [syn: swath]
1 sing loudly and forcefully [syn: belt out]
2 deliver a blow to; "He belted his opponent"
3 fasten with a belt; "belt your trousers" [ant: unbelt]
EtymologyOld English belt
- A band worn around the
waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.
- As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.
- A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.
- Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.
- A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.
- The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.
- A powerful blow, often made with a fist.
- After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.
- A quick drink of
- Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
- (usually capitalized) A geographical region known for a particular product or feature (Corn Belt, Bible Belt).
- below the belt
- black belt
- conveyor belt
- fan belt
- safety belt
- seat belt
- under one's belt
- utility belt
band worn around the waist
- Albanian: brez
- Arabic: حزام
- Breton: gouriz -ioù
- Catalan: cinturó
- Croatian: pojas, pas
- Czech: pásek, opasek
- Dutch: gordel , ceintuur
- Esperanto: zono
- Finnish: vyö
- French: ceinture
- German: Gürtel
- Hebrew: חֲגוֹרָה (khagora)
- Hungarian: öv
- Italian: cintura, cintola
- Japanese: ベルト
- Kurdish: kemer , qayiş , ,
- Latin: balteus
- Polish: pas , pasek
- Portuguese: cinto
- Romanian: brâu and , curea , cordon and
- Russian: пояс (pójas) , ремень (r'emén’)
- Spanish: cinturón , cincho , cinto italbrac Cuba, correa , faja
- Swedish: gördel, bälte
band used for safety purposes
band used in a machine to help transfer motion or power
- Italian: colpo
- Russian: удар
- Spanish: golpe, golpear
- To encircle.
- The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
- To fasten a belt.
- Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
- The rotund man had difficulting belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
- Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
- To hit with a belt.
- The child was remanded to state custody when the lacerations on her back where her parents had belted her in punishment were revealed.
- To sing in a loud manner.
- He belted out the national anthem.
- To drink quickly,
often in gulps.
- He belted down a shot of whisky.
- In the context of "transitive|slang": To hit someone or something.
- The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
- To move very fast
- He was really belting along.
EtymologyFrom Arabic بلد.
Belt can refer to the following objects:
- A belt (clothing) is an article of clothing worn around the waist to hold trousers up or as a fashion accessory.
- A belt (mechanical) is a looped, flexible connection, used for power transmission; it is called conveyor belt when part of a conveyance system.
- A Belt (firearm) is a single row of cartridges which are held together with cloth or metal links, for use in a (typically automatic) firearm.
- A leather belt as attribute of certain Confraternities of the Cord and/or as penitential device.
- A championship in combat sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, which is used as the equivalent of a trophy and awarded to the winner of a championship in a sport.
- Dance belt, an undergarment worn by male dancers.
- Belt track, the common term for Kégresse track, a kind of track drive that uses reinforced flexible belts instead of linked belts for traction.
- Vocal belting, a singing technique.
- Police duty belt, A belt for police officers, which holds all the equipment they need to conduct their duties.
- Belt (recording artist)
- Chastity belt
- In automobiles:
- In astronomy:
- An asteroid belt or "main belt is a cluster of asteroids orbiting a star. There is one in this solar system, located between Mars and Jupiter.
- The Kuiper belt is an area of the solar system extending from within the orbit of Neptune. Objects within the Kuiper Belt are referred to as trans-Neptunian objects (a type of minor planet) or asteroids
- The Oort Belt or Oort cloud is located outside the orbit scattered disc and Pluto's orbit where comets are presumed to be formed
- In geology and geography, a belt is a region with a roughly elongated form, or sometimes a sequence of roughly parallel forms, as in
- The Belts are the straits of the Baltic Sea between Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In particular the little Belt is referenced in the first stanza of Das Lied der Deutschen, a German national anthem (the first stanza is no longer used).
- Belt, Montana is a small city in Cascade County, Montana, U.S.
- Belt (Netherlands), a small village on the former island of Wieringen, in the Dutch province of North Holland
In fast food, a B.E.L.T. (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato) is a sandwich available at Tim Hortons restaurants.
belt in German: Gürtel (Begriffsklärung)
belt in Modern Greek (1453-): Ζώνη
belt in Hebrew: חגורה (פירושונים)
belt in Dutch: Belt
belt in Japanese: ベルト
belt in Russian: Ремень
belt in Serbian: Појас
belt in Finnish: Belt
belt in Swedish: Bälte
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