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Dictionary Definition

belt

Noun

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]
6 the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack" [syn: knock, rap, whack, whang]

Verb

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Old English belt

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A quick drink of liquor.
    Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
  6. (usually capitalized) A geographical region known for a particular product or feature (Corn Belt, Bible Belt).

Synonyms

band worn around the waist
band used for safety purposes
band used in a machine to help transfer motion or power
powerful blow
  • Italian: colpo
  • Russian: удар
  • Spanish: golpe, golpear
geographical region

Verb

  1. To encircle.
    The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To sing in a loud manner.
    He belted out the national anthem.
  5. To drink quickly, often in gulps.
    He belted down a shot of whisky.
  6. 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.
  7. To move very fast
    He was really belting along.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Dutch

Verb

belt
  1. third person singular present tense of bellen; rings

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic بلد.

Noun

belt

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *baltjaz, whence also Old High German balz, Old Norse belti

Noun

belt
  1. belt

Extensive Definition

Belt can refer to the following objects:
As a geographical name it also refers to the following places:
In fast food, a B.E.L.T. (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato) is a sandwich available at Tim Hortons restaurants.
seealso Balteus
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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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