Belt vs Jambiya - What's the difference?

belt | jambiya |

As nouns the difference between belt and jambiya

is that belt is while jambiya is an arabian (especially yemeni) dagger with a short curved blade that is worn on a belt.



(wikipedia belt)


(en 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.
  • a belt''' of trees; a '''belt of sand
  • (astronomy) A collection of rocky-constituted bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.
  • (astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
  • 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.
  • A quick drink of liquor.
  • Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
  • (usually, capitalized) A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt'', ''Bible Belt'', ''Black Belt'', ''Green Belt ).
  • (baseball) The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.
  • That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt .
  • (weapons) device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon
  • Synonyms

    * (band worn around waist) girdle, waistband, sash, strap * (band used as safety restraint) restraint, safety belt, seat belt * (powerful blow) blow, punch, sock, wallop

    Derived terms

    * asteroid belt * below the belt * belted (adjective) * belt track * Bible Belt * black belt * chastity belt * conveyor belt * fan belt * kidney belt * Kuiper belt * radiation belt * Rust Belt * safety belt * seat belt * tighten one's belt * under one's belt * utility belt


    (en verb)
  • To encircle.
  • The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
  • To fasten a belt.
  • Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
    The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
  • To hit with a belt.
  • The child was misbehaving so it was belted as punishment.
  • and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.
  • He belted out the national anthem.
  • To drink quickly, often in gulps.
  • He belted down a shot of whisky.
  • (slang) To hit someone or something.
  • The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
  • (baseball) To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.
  • He belted that pitch over the grandstand.
  • To move very fast
  • He was really belting along.


    * (to encircle) circle, girdle, surround * (to fasten a belt) buckle, fasten, strap * (to hit with a belt) strap, whip * (to drink quickly) gulp, pound, slurp * (to hit someone or something) bash, clobber, smack, wallop * (to move quickly) book, speed, whiz, zoom

    Derived terms

    * belted l * belt out * belt up * beltloop


    Alternative forms

    * jambia * jambiyah


    (en noun)
  • An Arabian (especially Yemeni) dagger with a short curved blade that is worn on a belt.