What does belt mean?

Definitions for belt
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word belt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. belt(noun)

    endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

  2. belt(noun)

    a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

  3. belt(noun)

    an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found

    "a belt of high pressure"

  4. knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)

    a vigorous blow

    "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"

  5. swath, belt(noun)

    a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

  6. belt, belt ammunition, belted ammunition(noun)

    ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun

  7. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  8. belt out, belt(verb)

    sing loudly and forcefully

  9. belt(verb)

    deliver a blow to

    "He belted his opponent"

  10. belt(verb)

    fasten with a belt

    "belt your trousers"

Wiktionary

  1. belt(Noun)

    A band worn around the waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.

    As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  2. belt(Noun)

    A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.

    Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  3. belt(Noun)

    A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.

    The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  4. belt(Noun)

    A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.

    After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  5. belt(Noun)

    A quick drink of liquor.

    Care to join me in a belt of scotch?

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  6. belt(Noun)

    A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  7. belt(Noun)

    (baseball) The middle of the strike zone.

    That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  8. belt(Verb)

    To encircle.

    The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  9. belt(Verb)

    To fasten a belt.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  10. belt(Verb)

    To hit with a belt.

    The child was remanded to state custody when the lacerations on her back where her parents had belted her in punishment were revealed.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  11. belt(Verb)

    and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.

    He belted out the national anthem.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  12. belt(Verb)

    To drink quickly, often in gulps.

    He belted down a shot of whisky.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  13. belt(Verb)

    To hit someone or something.

    The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  14. belt(Verb)

    To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.

    He belted that pitch over the grandstand.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

  15. belt(Verb)

    To move very fast

    He was really belting along.

    Etymology: Germanic. Cognate with Old High German balz, Old Norse belti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belt(noun)

    that which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt

  2. Belt(noun)

    that which restrains or confines as a girdle

  3. Belt(noun)

    anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand

  4. Belt(noun)

    same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt

  5. Belt(noun)

    one of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds

  6. Belt(noun)

    a narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea

  7. Belt(noun)

    a token or badge of knightly rank

  8. Belt(noun)

    a band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other

  9. Belt(noun)

    a band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges

  10. Belt(verb)

    to encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround

  11. Belt(verb)

    to shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Belt

    belt, n. a girdle, zone, or band: such a piece, as of leather, worn by way of ornament, or given as a prize or badge of victory in wrestling or the like: a broad strip of anything, different in colour or material: that which confines or restrains: (geog.) a strait.—v.t. to surround with a belt, or to invest formally with such, as in knighting a man: to encircle: to thrash with a belt.—p.adj. Belt′ed, wearing a belt, of a knight: marked with a belt, as the 'belted kingfisher.'—n. Belt′ing, flexible belts for the transmission of motion in machinery, made of leather, indiarubber, &c.—as in chainbelt, crossed belt, endless belt, &c.; a thrashing.—To hold the belt, to hold the championship in wrestling, boxing, or the like. [A.S. belt; Ice. belti, Gael. balt, L. balteus.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. belt

    A metaphorical term in geography for long and proportionally narrow encircling strips of land having any particular feature; as a belt of sand, a belt of hills, &c. It is, in use, nearly synonymous with zone. Also, to beat with a colt or rope's end.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4486

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3064

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belt' in Nouns Frequency: #1500

How to pronounce belt?

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How to say belt in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of belt in a Sentence

  1. Wang Yi:

    Of course, there is a development process for the Belt and Road. You can't get there in one step, and it's unavoidable it will cause some worries during its development. So we welcome all sides to come up with constructive suggestions.

  2. Sourabh Gupta:

    The leadership is gung-ho dedicated to doing this, the Belt and Road is seen as Xi’s personal project to cement his legacy. And no one is standing in his way.

  3. Art Hogan:

    The retail sales (data) is just another piece of the economic puzzle and one that investors have been waiting for, the Fed will definitely get one rate hike under its belt this year, and another one next year.

  4. Huang Chin-shun:

    There was a girl beside me, and I told her to quickly release her safety belt, hold on tight to the chair in front, and cover her head with clothes.

  5. Karl Setzer:

    There is really just no reason to buy (wheat), you throw in better chances of precipitation for the wheat belt in the United States, and we just see the money come back out again.

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