Belt meaning

bĕlt
A strong emotional reaction.
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A seat belt or safety belt.
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A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
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A band of tough reinforcing material beneath the tread of a tire.
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An encircling route.
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A usually bandlike geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect. Often used in combination.
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A powerful blow; a wallop.
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A drink of hard liquor.
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To equip, support, or attach with a belt.

Belt one's trousers; belted the sword to her waist.

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To encircle or mark in the manner of a belt.

The equator belts the earth.

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To beat with a belt or strap.
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To strike forcefully; hit.
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To sing in a loud and forceful manner.

Belt out a song.

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To swig (an alcoholic beverage).
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A strip or band of leather or other material worn around the waist to hold clothing up, support tools, etc., or as an ornament or sign of rank.
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Any encircling thing like this.
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A long, flexible band used to feed bullets into a machine gun.
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An endless strap or band for transferring motion from one wheel or pulley to another, or for conveying things.
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A region distinguished from others in some way.

The Corn Belt.

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A hard blow; cuff.
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To encircle with or as with a belt; girdle.
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To fasten or attach with or as with a belt.
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To strike with a belt.
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To sing loudly and lustily with a driving rhythm.
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To strike with force.
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To move at high speed.
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A geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect.
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A surname​.
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A town in Montana.
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below the belt
  • Not according to the rules; unfairly.
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tighten (one's) belt
  • To begin to exercise thrift and frugality.
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under (one's) belt
  • In one's possession or experience:.
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below the belt
  • Unfair(ly); foul.
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tighten one's belt
  • To endure hunger, privation, etc. as best one can.
  • To live more thriftily.
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under one's belt
  • As part of one's experience.
    Ten years of service under his belt.
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Origin of belt

  • Middle English from Old English ultimately from Latin balteus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition