Definitions for: Belt

[n] the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
[n] a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
[n] endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
[n] a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
[n] an elongated region where a specific condition is found; "a belt of high pressure"
[n] a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
[v] fasten with a belt; "belt your trousers"
[v] deliver a blow to; "He belted his opponent"
[v] sing loudly and forcefully

Webster (1913) Definition: Belt (b[e^]lt), n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw.
b["a]lte, Dan. b[ae]lte, OHG. balz, L. balteus, Ir. & Gael.
balt border, belt.]
1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle;
as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.

The shining belt with gold inlaid. --Dryden.

2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.

He cannot buckle his distempered cause Within the
belt of rule. --Shak.

3. 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.

4. (Arch.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more
properly termed a belt.

5. (Astron.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface
of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the
nature of clouds.

6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and
the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.

7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.

8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance,
passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from
one to the other.

Note: [See Illust. of Pulley.]

9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any
organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.

Belt lacing, thongs used for lacing together the ends of
machine belting.

Belt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to

A coarse black robe belted round the waist. --C. Reade.

They belt him round with hearts undaunted.

2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: bang, bash, belt out, knock, knock, rap, smash, swath, whack, whang

Antonyms: unbelt

See Also: accessory, accouterment, accoutrement, asteroid belt, baldric, baldrick, belt buckle, belting, Bible Belt, blow, blow, bump, cartridge belt, caterpillar track, caterpillar tread, conveyer, conveyer belt, conveyor, conveyor belt, Corn Belt, course, driving belt, fan belt, fasten, fix, greenbelt, greenway, hit, life belt, loop, money belt, part, path, region, safety belt, safety harness, Sam Browne belt, secure, sing, track, track, transporter, Van Allen belt

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