Belt

Definition of Belt

Pronunciation: bĕlt
n.1.That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
The shining belt with gold inlaid.
- Dryden.
2.That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
He cannot buckle his distempered cause
Within the belt of rule.
- Shak.
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.(Arch.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
5.(Astron.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
6.(Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
7.(Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
8.(Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
9.(Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
Belt lacing
thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting.
v. t.1.To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
[imp. & p. p. Belted; p. pr. & vb. n. Belting.]
A coarse black robe belted round the waist.
- C. Reade.
They belt him round with hearts undaunted.
- Wordsworth.
2.To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.

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