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be·lay

 (bĭ-lā′)
v. be·layed, be·lay·ing, be·lays
v.tr.
1. Nautical To secure or make fast (a rope, for example) by winding on a cleat or pin.
2. To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
3. To cause to stop.
v.intr.
1. To be made secure.
2. Used in the imperative as an order to stop: Belay there!
n.
1. The act of belaying a climber.
2. A system of ropes and anchors by which a climber is belayed.

[Middle English bileggen, to surround, from Old English belecgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

belay

(bɪˈleɪ)
vb, -lays, -laying or -layed
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical to make fast (a line) by securing to a pin, cleat, or bitt
2. (Nautical Terms) (usually imperative) nautical to stop; cease
3. (Mountaineering) mountaineering to secure (a climber) to a mountain by tying the rope off round a rock spike, piton, nut, etc
n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering the attachment (of a climber) to a mountain by tying the rope off round a rock spike, piton, nut, etc, to safeguard the party in the event of a fall. See also running belay
[Old English belecgan; related to Old High German bileggen, Dutch beleggen]

be•lay

(bɪˈleɪ)
v.t.
1. to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod.
2.
a. to secure (a person) by one end of a rope.
b. to secure (a rope) by attaching to a person or to an object.
v.i.
3. to belay a rope.
4. (used chiefly in the imperative) to stop; cease; quit.
n.
5. something, as a rock or bush, sturdy enough to anchor a rope in mountain climbing.
[before 900; Middle English beleggen, Old English belecgan]

belay


Past participle: belayed
Gerund: belaying

Imperative
belay
belay
Present
I belay
you belay
he/she/it belays
we belay
you belay
they belay
Preterite
I belayed
you belayed
he/she/it belayed
we belayed
you belayed
they belayed
Present Continuous
I am belaying
you are belaying
he/she/it is belaying
we are belaying
you are belaying
they are belaying
Present Perfect
I have belayed
you have belayed
he/she/it has belayed
we have belayed
you have belayed
they have belayed
Past Continuous
I was belaying
you were belaying
he/she/it was belaying
we were belaying
you were belaying
they were belaying
Past Perfect
I had belayed
you had belayed
he/she/it had belayed
we had belayed
you had belayed
they had belayed
Future
I will belay
you will belay
he/she/it will belay
we will belay
you will belay
they will belay
Future Perfect
I will have belayed
you will have belayed
he/she/it will have belayed
we will have belayed
you will have belayed
they will have belayed
Future Continuous
I will be belaying
you will be belaying
he/she/it will be belaying
we will be belaying
you will be belaying
they will be belaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been belaying
you have been belaying
he/she/it has been belaying
we have been belaying
you have been belaying
they have been belaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been belaying
you will have been belaying
he/she/it will have been belaying
we will have been belaying
you will have been belaying
they will have been belaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been belaying
you had been belaying
he/she/it had been belaying
we had been belaying
you had been belaying
they had been belaying
Conditional
I would belay
you would belay
he/she/it would belay
we would belay
you would belay
they would belay
Past Conditional
I would have belayed
you would have belayed
he/she/it would have belayed
we would have belayed
you would have belayed
they would have belayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belay - something to which a mountain climber's rope can be securedbelay - something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
Verb1.belay - turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or himbelay - turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
2.belay - fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleatbelay - fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

belay

verb
1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
2. To come to a cessation:
Translations

belay

[bɪˈleɪ] VTamarrar (dando vueltas en una cabilla)

belay

vt (Naut) → belegen, festmachen; (Mountaineering) → sichern
interj (Naut) belay thereaufhören

belay

[bɪˈleɪ] vt & vi (Mountaineering) → assicurare
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