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Definitions of belt

  1. a vigorous blow; " the sudden knock floored him"; " he took a bash right in his face"; " he got a bang on the head"
  2. sing loudly and forcefully
  3. the act of hitting vigorously; " he gave the table a whack"
  4. a band to tie or buckle around the body ( usually at the waist)
  5. endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  6. a path or strip ( as cut by one course of mowing)
  7. fasten with a belt; " belt your trousers"
  8. deliver a blow to; " He belted his opponent"
  9. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
  10. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
  11. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.
  12. Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
  13. One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
  14. A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
  15. A token or badge of knightly rank.
  16. A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
  17. A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
  18. To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
  19. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
  20. To encircle.
  21. A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
  22. A girdle or band used around the waist; anything like a band, or anything which encircles, restrains, or supports as a band; a strip; an endless band connecting two wheels, pulleys, or cylinders and passing motion from one to the other.
  23. To encircle, as with a band or girdle; surround; to gird on, as a sword.
  24. A waist band; a zone.
  25. A girdle or band: ( geog.) a strait.
  26. To surround with a belt: to encircle.
  27. BELTED.
  28. A girdle or band.
  29. To gird with a belt; mark with belts; drive by a belt, as a machine.
  30. A band worn around the waist; a band for transmitting power in machinery; any broad encircling band; a zone; strip; strait.
  31. A girdle; a band or strap by which a weapon is hung; anything similar; a strait; a ring of Jupiter.
  32. To encircle; to encompass as with a belt.
  33. A band or girdle; a strap by which a sword or other thing is hung.
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Usage examples for belt

  1. Others have gone to the Belt- which seems terrible for someone not quite well. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  2. His revolver was thrust carelessly into a pocket and the dark lantern hung at his belt. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  3. He fastened the tool to the belt of his suit. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  4. I put my fingers inside my belt, and the whole hand slipped through! – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. " Very smart, that belt, my dear," said her friend. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  6. He took them off and put on a belt. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  7. The two objects suspended from the belt between the heads recall Hathor's sistra. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  8. When he picked himself up, confused and half stunned, the policeman tied a bit of string to his belt and led him away in triumph to the station. – Peeps at Many Lands: Japan by John Finnemore
  9. Briggs stepped forward and dropped his hand to the pistol still in his belt. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  10. Knife on one side of his belt, hatchet on the other, Tad came into the cabin. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  11. And then he remembered that he had left his gun belt far from the bed. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  12. Drew started to reach for the belt and then shook his head. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  13. The sense of falling had ceased; and the motion of the vessel seemed much as it had been before, while in the belt of foam, with the exception that she now lay more along. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  14. " He has it pinned down to the sub- sector, but the belt seems to be one we haven't any information at all for. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  15. His fingers, busy with the string at Crowdy's belt, brought away the canvas bag. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  16. Then the lesson hasn't taught you much, or you wouldn't say that to a complete stranger in the middle of a black forest, and you alone with him, that is, unless they've succeeded in reiving the belt away from you? – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  17. In a way it would be striking below the belt. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  18. Carrie glanced at the great belt of grass and wondered how it was to be done. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  19. Mechanically he glanced up to the point on the great belt from which the child had fallen, and measured the distance to the floor. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  20. She had a Colt's revolver in her belt. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
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