green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt How to pronounce greenbelt (audio) \

Definition of greenbelt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


geographical name
Green·​belt | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbelt How to pronounce Greenbelt (audio) \

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

Examples of greenbelt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The blaze broke out a few minutes after 10 p.m. in a greenbelt between Willow Glen Drive and Wind River Road, southeast of Valhalla High School and close to Cottonwood Golf Club, according to San Diego sheriff’s Lt. Mark Moreno. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brush fire breaks out in Rancho San Diego, reportedly spreads to several homes," 2 Dec. 2020 Less than a month after Lebovitz died, another woman was killed at the same intersection at Tudor Road and Wright Street, between a rescue mission that serves the homeless and a busy convenience store and, behind that, the Campbell Creek greenbelt. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "A perilous Anchorage intersection — and a season of pedestrian deaths," 1 Dec. 2020 The five-bedroom custom home at 1513 Hunters Lane in Westlake features a golf simulator and views of a greenbelt. Dallas News, "Firm leads luxury home sales, per MLS," 25 Oct. 2020 Situated on a wide greenbelt lot, the five-bedroom home at 5539 Montrose Drive was renovated with $60,000 in updates. Dallas News, "Greenway Parks homes featured," 4 Oct. 2020 The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer fatally shot the 21-year-old Reed after a foot pursuit through a greenbelt near West 62nd Street and Michigan Road on May 6. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, "Legal experts weigh in on the use of grand juries in wake of the Dreasjon Reed decision," 11 Nov. 2020 Adjacent to a greenbelt of more than 300 acres, this residence is listed at $825,000. Dallas News, "Tuscan-style custom home offers 1-plus acre, greenbelt views," 17 Oct. 2020 The greenbelt is between Culebra and Shaenfield roads, alongside Loop 1604. Laura Garcia,, "University Health System scoops up land on Loop 1604 for future hospital," 25 Sep. 2020 The piece is a series of five 14-foot aluminum equine gargoyles in a greenbelt used for flood control. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Take a self-guided tour of Scottsdale's public art scene. Here's what you need to know," 29 Aug. 2020

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenbelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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