green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt \

Definition of greenbelt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a belt of parkways, parks, or farmlands that encircles a community


geographical name
Green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt \

Definition of Greenbelt (Entry 2 of 2)

garden city in central Maryland built to provide low-cost housing in the late 1930s population 23,068

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Opposition to the work sparked Sunday morning protests in August of 2016 after workers cut down trees in a greenbelt that separates the church and its expanding development from residents living along Laurelhurst Circle. John S. Marshall, Houston Chronicle, "Dispute between church, Laurelhurst residents continues," 10 Feb. 2018 The Cellars-Hohenort Like many of the properties in the residential greenbelt in Constantia, the Cellars-Hohenort is set back from the road—with 10 acres of gardens—the pride and joy of the late Liz McGrath, hotelier and formidable businesswoman. Jane Broughton, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Hotels in Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 And other major fires have been attributed to homeless camps, including a 2008 blaze that tore through 10 acres of the Campbell Creek greenbelt. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Propane tanks are a favorite target for thieves camping in city woods. This former Anchorage judge is fed up.," 19 May 2018 With its futuristic skyscrapers and lush greenbelts, Shenzhen established itself as a repository of electronic component parts more than a decade ago, and manufacturers flocked in from around the world. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "A Twist in the U.S. Tariff Battle: ‘It’s Helping China Be More Competitive’," 17 Sep. 2018 Areas that might qualify as clean-up zones include the greenbelt along the Chester Creek Trail by Valley of the Moon Park and Sullivan Arena, and city land near Third Avenue and Karluk Street, said Durand, the city parks superintendent. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage wants to declare ‘clean-up zones’ for homeless camps," 12 June 2018 With the shift in where deer live — in backyards next to open space, greenbelt, golf courses, RV parks and local parks — there is a higher chance of seeing the magic of birth, first breaths and first steps. Tom Stienstra,, "First breath, first steps in little-seen wildlife world," 1 July 2018 This 42-mile paved pathway follows the natural greenbelt through the heart of the city south to Franktown. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The 9 Most Scenic Urban Running Trails," 9 July 2018 Our next stop was the Telaya Winery complex, which was located directly on the greenbelt. Joanne Dibona,, "Boise trip is a capital idea," 5 July 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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