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Definition of 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

Superman don't need no seat belt.
Muhammad Ali

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
Katharine Hepburn

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

I keep mementos from everything I've done. I've got my cab driver's license from 'Happiness.' I've got a pair of glasses and a belt buckle from playing John Lennon. I've got a pair of sunglasses from playing Andy Warhol... It's all in a box in the garage.
Jared Harris
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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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