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Other Belt Definition

[n] the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
[n] a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
[n] endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
[n] a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
[n] an elongated region where a specific condition is found; "a belt of high pressure"
[n] a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
[v] fasten with a belt; "belt your trousers"
[v] deliver a blow to; "He belted his opponent"
[v] sing loudly and forcefully



Misc. Definitions

\Belt\ (b[e^]lt), n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw. b["a]lte, Dan. b[ae]lte, OHG. balz, L. balteus, Ir. & Gael. balt border, belt.]
1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt. The shining belt with gold inlaid. --Dryden.
2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle. He cannot buckle his distempered cause Within the belt of rule. --Shak.
3. 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. (Arch.) Same as {Band}, n.,
2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
5. (Astron.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other. Note: [See Illust. of {Pulley}.]
9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges. {Belt lacing}, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting.
\Belt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belting}.] To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround. A coarse black robe belted round the waist. --C. Reade. They belt him round with hearts undaunted. --Wordsworth.
2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

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