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Belt meaning

belt - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
  2. 2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
  3. 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. 4. Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
  5. 5. One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
  6. 6. A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
  7. 7. A token or badge of knightly rank.
  8. 8. A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
  9. 9. A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
  10. 10. To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
  11. 11. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
  12. 12. A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
  13. 13. A girdle or band.

belt - examples of usage

  1. We'll get a little light when we're through this belt of heavy woods and then we can push along. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Behind the copse, too, there is a broad belt of white- every place, indeed, that would be in the shadow were the sun to shine forth is of that colour. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " Then, somehow, the life- belt was round me- I can't tell how, but she made me hold it so as to be safe. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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