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Noun: belt  belt
  1. A band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
     
  2. Endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
     
  3. An elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
    "a belt of high pressure"
     
  4. A path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
    - swath, swathe
     
  5. Ammunition (usually of small calibre) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun
    - belt ammunition, belted ammunition
     
  6. [informal] The act of hitting vigorously
    "he gave the table a belt";
    - knock, rap, whack [informal], whang [informal]
     
  7. [informal] A vigorous blow
    "the sudden belt floored him";
    - knock, bash [informal], bang, smash, sock [informal]
Verb: belt  belt
  1. Fasten with a belt
    "belt your trousers"
     
  2. Sing loudly and forcefully
    - belt out
     
  3. [informal] Hit hard
    "He belted his opponent";
    - sock [informal], bop [informal], whop [informal], whap [N. Amer, informal], bonk [informal], bash [informal], clonk [informal], boink [N. Amer, informal], whack [informal], wham [informal], wallop [informal], clock [UK, informal], lamp [UK, informal]
     
  4. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    "He belted along down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]

Derived forms: belts, belted, belting

Type of: accessory, accouterment [US], accoutrement, ammo, ammunition, blow, bump, course, fasten, fix, go, hit, locomote, loop, move, part, path, region, secure, sing, track, travel

Antonym: unbelt

Encyclopedia: Belt, Montana