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BELT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does belt mean? 

BELT (noun)
  The noun BELT has 6 senses:

1. endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
2. a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
3. an elongated region where a specific condition is found
4. a vigorous blow
5. a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
6. the act of hitting vigorously

  Familiarity information: BELT used as a noun is common.


BELT (verb)
  The verb BELT has 3 senses:

1. sing loudly and forcefully
2. deliver a blow to
3. fasten with a belt

  Familiarity information: BELT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BELT (noun)


Sense 1belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

loop (anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself))

Meronyms (substance of "belt"):

belting (the material of which belts are made)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "belt"):

caterpillar track; caterpillar tread; track (an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground)

fan belt (a belt driven by the crankshaft that drives a fan that pulls air through the radiator)

driving belt (a belt that carries motion from a motor to the machinery)

conveyer; conveyer belt; conveyor; conveyor belt; transporter (a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory))


Sense 2belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

accessory; accouterment; accoutrement (clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing)

Meronyms (parts of "belt"):

belt buckle (the buckle used to fasten a belt)

Meronyms (substance of "belt"):

belting (the material of which belts are made)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "belt"):

baldric; baldrick (a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip)

cartridge belt (a broad belt with loops or pockets for holding ammunition)

holster (a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools)

money belt (belt with a concealed section for holding money)

life belt; safety belt; safety harness (belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt)

Sam Browne belt (leather belt supported by a strap over the right shoulder)


Sense 3belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An elongated region where a specific condition is found

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

a belt of high pressure

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "belt"):

asteroid belt (the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found)

greenbelt; greenway (a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city)

Instance hyponyms:

Bible Belt (southern United States; where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant)

Corn Belt (midwestern United States (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana); excellent for raising corn and corn-fed livestock)

Van Allen belt (a belt of charged particles (resulting from cosmic rays) above the Earth trapped by the Earth's magnetic field)


Sense 4belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vigorous blow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bang; bash; smash; knock; belt

Context examples:

the sudden knock floored him / he took a bash right in his face / he got a bang on the head

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

blow; bump (an impact (as from a collision))


Sense 5belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

swath; belt

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

course; path; track (a line or route along which something travels or moves)


Sense 6belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of hitting vigorously

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

whang; whack; knock; belt; rap

Context example:

he gave the table a whack

Hypernyms ("belt" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


BELT (verb)


Sense 1belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sing loudly and forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

belt; belt out

Hypernyms (to "belt" is one way to...):

sing (produce tones with the voice)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver a blow to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

He belted his opponent

Hypernyms (to "belt" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to belt his opponent


Sense 3belt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten with a belt

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

belt your trousers

Hypernyms (to "belt" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

unbelt (undo the belt of)


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