Pronunciation Noun

belt (plural belts)

  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. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.
    a belt of trees; a belt of sand
  5. A trophy in the shape of a belt, generally awarded for martial arts.
    the heavyweight belt
  6. (astronomy) A collection of rocky-constituted bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.
  7. (astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
  8. A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.
    After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.
  9. A quick drink of liquor.
    Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
  10. (usually, capitalized) A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).
  11. (baseball) The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.
    That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt.
  12. (weapons) device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon
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belt (belts, present participle belting; past and past participle belted)

  1. (transitive) To encircle.
    The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
  2. (transitive) To fasten a belt on.
    Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
    The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
  3. (transitive) To invest (a person) with a belt as part of a formal ceremony such as knighthood.
  4. (transitive) To hit with a belt.
    The child was misbehaving so he was belted as punishment.
  5. (transitive) To scream or sing in a loud manner.
    He belted out the national anthem.
  6. (transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.
    He belted down a shot of whisky.
  7. (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.
  8. (transitive, baseball) To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.
    He belted that pitch over the grandstand.
  9. (intransitive) To move very fast
    He was really belting along.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A town in Montana

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