Belt
Belt Belt (b[e^]lt), n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw. b["a]lte, Dan. b[ae]lte, OHG. balz, L. balteus, Ir. & Gael. balt border, belt.] 1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt. [1913 Webster]

The shining belt with gold inlaid. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle. [1913 Webster]

He cannot buckle his distempered cause Within the belt of rule. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) Same as {Band}, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea. [1913 Webster]

7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.

Note: [See Illust. of {Pulley}.] [1913 Webster]

9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges. [1913 Webster]

{Belt lacing}, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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