I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German balz belt; both from Latin balteus belt Date: before 12th century 1. a. a strip of flexible material worn especially around the waist as an item of clothing or a means of carrying something (as tools) b. a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or safety or as a symbol of distinction 2. a continuous band of tough flexible material for transmitting motion and power or conveying materials 3. a. an area characterized by some distinctive feature (as of culture, habitation, geology, or life forms); especially one suited to a particular crop <
the corn belt
b. asteroid belt 4. beltway 1 • belted adjectivebeltless adjective II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to encircle or fasten with a belt b. to strap on 2. a. to beat with or as if with a belt ; thrash b. strike, hit 3. to mark with a band 4. to sing in a forceful manner or style <
belting out popular songs
5. to drink quickly <
belted down a shot of whisky
intransitive verb 1. to move or act in a speedy, vigorous, or violent manner 2. to sing loudly III. noun Date: 1899 1. a jarring blow ; whack 2. drink <
a belt of gin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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