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Definition of BELT

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Belt \Belt\ (b[e^]lt), n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw. b[aum]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. [1913 Webster]

              The shining belt with gold inlaid.    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle. [1913 Webster]

              He cannot buckle his distempered cause Within the belt of rule.              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Arch.) Same as {Band}, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
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     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}.]
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     9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges. [1913 Webster]

     {Belt lacing}, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Belt \Belt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belting}.] To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround. [1913 Webster]

           A coarse black robe belted round the waist. --C. Reade. [1913 Webster]

           They belt him round with hearts undaunted.
                                                    --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

     2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep. [Prov. Eng.]
        --Halliwell.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

344 Moby Thesaurus words for "belt":
     Appleton layer, F layer, Heaviside-Kennelly layer, Mystik tape, Scotch tape, Van Allen belt, adhesive tape, airspace, anklet, area, arm, armlet, baldric, band, bandage, bandolier, bang, bar, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, batten, bay, bayou, beat, beating, bed, bedding, begird, belabor, bellyband, belt, belt in, bend, biff, bight, bind, bind up, birch, blacksnake, blast, blow, boca, bonk, bop, brace, bracelet, breechclout, buffet, bullwhack, bullwhip, bundle, cane, cat, cellophane tape, cestus, chain, chemosphere, chop, cinch, cincture, cingulum, circle, circuit, clap, clip, clobber, cloth tape, clout, club, clump, coldcock, collar, collarband, confines, continental shelf, corridor, couche, country, course, cove, cowhide, crack, craze, creek, crop, cudgel, cummerbund, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, department, dhoti, diaper, dig, dint, district, division, do up, drub, drubbing, drumming, earring, ecliptic, encincture, encircle, engird, ensphere, environs, equator, estuary, euripus, fascia, fetch, fetch a blow, fillet, finger ring, fjord, flagellate, flagellum, flail, flog, floor, friction tape, frith, fusillade, fustigate, gallery, gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a whipping, give the stick, great circle, ground, gulf, gut, harbor, heartland, hit, hit a clip, hoop, horsewhip, inlet, ionosphere, isothermal region, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knout, kurbash, kyle, lace, land, lash, lath, lay on, layer, leash, ledge, let have it, level, lick, ligula, ligule, list, loch, loincloth, loinguard, loop, lower atmosphere, masking tape, measures, milieu, moocha, mouth, napkins, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, neckband, necklace, neighborhood, nose ring, offshore rights, outer atmosphere, overlayer, overstory, part, parts, paste, pelt, perimeter, photosphere, pistol-whip, place, plank, plastic tape, plunk, poke, pommel, pound, precincts, premises, pummel, punch, purlieus, put across, put over, quarter, quirt, quoit, rap, rawhide, razor strap, reach, region, ribband, ribbon, ring, road, roads, roadstead, rope, salient, sash, scourge, seam, section, shelf, shred, sjambok, slam, slat, slip, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, soil, sound, space, spank, spill, splice, spline, stage, step, story, strait, straits, strake, strap, stratosphere, stratum, streak, streaking, stretch, stria, striation, striature, striga, strike, strike at, striola, strip, stripe, striping, stroke, strop, substratosphere, substratum, superstratum, swaddle, swat, swath, swathe, swing, swinge, swipe, switch, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, tattoo, terrain, territory, thickness, thong, thrash, three-mile limit, thump, thwack, ticker tape, tie, tie up, tier, topsoil, tract, tropopause, troposphere, trounce, truncheon, truss, twelve-mile limit, twine around, underlayer, understory, understratum, upper atmosphere, vicinage, vicinity, waist belt, waistband, waistcloth, wallop, whack, whale, wham, whip, whiplash, whop, wire, wrap, wrap up, wreathe, wreathe around, wristband, wristlet, yerk, zodiac, zone


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