What does belay mean?

Definitions for belay
bɪˈleɪbe·lay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belay(verb)

    something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured

  2. belay(verb)

    turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

  3. belay(verb)

    fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

Wiktionary

  1. belay(Noun)

    The securing of a rope to a rock or other projection.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  2. belay(Noun)

    The object to which a rope is secured.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  3. belay(Noun)

    A location at which a climber stops and builds an anchor with which to secure his/or her partner.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  4. belay(Verb)

    To surround; environ; inclose.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  5. belay(Verb)

    To overlay; adorn.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  6. belay(Verb)

    To besiege; invest; surround.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  7. belay(Verb)

    To lie in wait for in order to attack; block up or obstruct.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  8. belay(Verb)

    To make (a rope) fast by turning it round a fastening point such as a cleat or piton.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  9. belay(Verb)

    To secure (a person) to a rope or (a rope) to a person.

    He would need an experienced partner to belay him on the difficult climbs.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  10. belay(Verb)

    To stop; cancel.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

  11. belay(Verb)

    To make a line fast by turns around a cleat, pin, or bitt.

    Etymology: From beleggen, bileggen, from belecgan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleggen, belegen, belägga.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belay(verb)

    to lay on or cover; to adorn

  2. Belay(verb)

    to make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel

  3. Belay(verb)

    to lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belay in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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