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.
A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.
- As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.
A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.
- Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.
Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.
- The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.
(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.
- a belt''' of trees; a '''belt of sand
A quick drink of liquor.
- After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.
(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.
- Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
(weapons) device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon
- That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt .
* (band worn around waist) girdle, waistband, sash, strap
* (band used as safety restraint) restraint, safety belt, seat belt
* (powerful blow) blow, punch, sock, wallop
* 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
To fasten a belt.
- The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
- Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.
To hit with a belt.
- The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.
and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.
- The child was misbehaving so it was belted as punishment.
To drink quickly, often in gulps.
- He belted out the national anthem.
(slang) To hit someone or something.
- He belted down a shot of whisky.
(baseball) To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.
- The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
To move very fast
- He belted that pitch over the grandstand.
- 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
* belted l
* belt out
* belt up
An Arabian (especially Yemeni) dagger with a short curved blade that is worn on a belt.