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Definition of Belt

Belt

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

Belt Quotations

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Clint Eastwood

My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold my belt up. I don't really know what's happening down there. Who is the real hero?
Mitch Hedberg

It's not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious.
Chloe Sevigny

When I was writing my column, I would almost always be recognized when I was in a restaurant, even if I was reviewing it and had booked under a fake name, so free stuff would start coming out of the kitchen on a conveyer belt, fantastic wines would be opened at my table. Now I can't even get a reservation on the pizza joint on the corner.
Toby Young

Superman don't need no seat belt.
Muhammad Ali
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Belt Translations

belt in Dutch is riem, ceintuur, gordel
belt in French is ceinture, aviron
belt in Italian is cintura, cinghia
belt in Portuguese is correia
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