the Bible Belt

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Bible Belt

: an area chiefly in the southern part of the U.S. where there are many people who have very strong and strict Christian beliefs

Word by Word Definitions

bible play
  1. : the sacred scriptures of Christians comprising the Old Testament and the New Testament

  2. : the sacred scriptures of some other religion (such as Judaism)

  3. : book

belt play
  1. : a strip of flexible material worn especially around the waist as an item of clothing or a means of carrying something (such as tools)

  2. : a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or safety or as a symbol of distinction

  3. : a continuous band of tough flexible material for transmitting motion and power or conveying materials

  1. : to encircle or fasten with a belt

  2. : to strap on

  3. : to beat with or as if with a belt : thrash

  1. : a jarring blow : whack

  2. : drink


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