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belt

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noun \ˈbelt\

Definition of belt

  1. 1a :  a strip of flexible material worn especially around the waist as an item of clothing or a means of carrying something (such as tools)b :  a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or safety or as a symbol of distinction

  2. 2 :  a continuous band of tough flexible material for transmitting motion and power or conveying materials

  3. 3a :  an area characterized by some distinctive feature (as of culture, habitation, geology, or life forms); especially :  one suited to a particular crop the corn beltb :  asteroid belt

  4. 4 :  beltway 1

belted

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beltless

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below the belt

under one's belt

  1. :  in one's possession :  as part of one's experience

Origin and Etymology of belt

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German balz belt; both from Latin balteus belt


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belt

verb

Definition of belt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to encircle or fasten with a beltb :  to strap on

  3. 2a :  to beat with or as if with a belt :  thrashb :  strike, hit

  4. 3 :  to mark with a band

  5. 4 :  to sing in a forceful manner or style belting out popular songs

  6. 5 :  to drink quickly belted down a shot of whisky

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to move or act in a speedy, vigorous, or violent manner

  9. 2 :  to sing loudly

Examples of belt in a Sentence

  1. His bathrobe was loosely belted.

  2. He belted the ball down the fairway.

  3. Some drunk got mad and threatened to belt me.

Origin and Etymology of belt

Middle English belten, derivative of belt 1belt


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belt

noun

Definition of belt

  1. 1 :  a jarring blow :  whack

  2. 2 :  drink a belt of gin

First Known Use of belt

circa 1864



BELT Defined for English Language Learners

belt

verb

Definition of belt for English Language Learners

  • : to fasten (something) with a belt

  • : to hit (someone or something) hard

  • : to sing (a song) in a loud and forceful way


BELT Defined for Kids

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belt

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noun \ˈbelt\

Definition of belt for Students

  1. 1 :  a strip of flexible material (as leather or cloth) worn around a person's body for holding in or supporting something (as clothing or weapons) or for ornament

  2. 2 :  a flexible endless band running around wheels or pulleys and used for moving or carrying something a fan belt on a car

  3. 3 :  a region suited to or producing something or having some special feature the corn belt a storm belt

belted

\ˈbel-təd\ adjective a belted robe

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belt

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Definition of belt for Students

belted

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belting

  1. 1 :  to put a belt on or around He belted the child into the car seat.

  2. 2 :  to hit hard The batter belted the ball over the fence.

  3. 3 :  to sing in a loud and forceful way belt out a song



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