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 Looking over the Cooks’ situation, Bryant noted that the couple own their home outright, in a location backing to a greenbelt and one of Homestead’s three pool-tennis centers. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "Engineering that last liftoff: Steller’s Senior Solutions helps a couple get the timing right for a downsize move," 24 Oct. 2019 Neighborhoods with fewer parks, greenbelts and trees often become heat islands where the temperature is greater than surrounding areas. oregonlive, "Climate change threatens health in Pacific Northwest," 22 Sep. 2019 The city has been hyper-focused on getting that population out of camps in the city’s parks and greenbelts, and has had some success, though that effort has pushed homeless people out into public view. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Dunleavy budget vetoes will mean a sharp increase in people living in camps and cars, service providers say," 20 July 2019 Amenities include two resort-style pools, a 6,000-square-foot recreation center, playground area, a fishing pond, fitness center and greenbelts. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Toll Brothers adds new luxe homes at Manvel’s Pomona community," 26 July 2019 The erosion threatens 2,000 feet of the Coastal Trail system and greenbelt. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Point Woronzof shrinking an average of 2 feet each year, UAA researchers and students find," 12 June 2019 This contiguous greenbelt has created something of an undeclared wildlife preserve that supports high numbers of wildlife and birds. Tom Stienstra,, "Mountain lion alert sent out for South Peninsula," 13 Sep. 2019 In addition to that, there’s the greenbelt kind of intersecting. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "YouTube series “Small Parks” that was filmed in Kingwood debuts next week," 11 July 2019 Located across from a greenbelt island brimming with majestic oak trees, this exceptional property sits on a half-acre park-like setting and with a deep setback thoughtfully landscaped with lush gardens. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A stunning remodel in a gorgeous Hidden Oaks setting," 19 Aug. 2019

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenbelt.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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