belted


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belt

(bĕlt)
n.
1.
a. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to hold up clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
b. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
2. An encircling route.
3. A seat belt or safety belt.
4. A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
5. A band of tough reinforcing material beneath the tread of a tire.
6. A usually bandlike geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect. Often used in combination: "This is America's rural poverty belt" (Charles Kuralt).
7. A powerful blow; a wallop.
8. A drink of hard liquor.
tr.v. belt·ed, belt·ing, belts
1. To equip, hold up, or attach with a belt: belted my trousers; belted the sword to her waist.
2. To encircle or mark in the manner of a belt: The equator belts the earth.
3. To beat with a belt or strap.
4. To strike forcefully; hit.
5. To sing in a loud and forceful manner: belt out a song.
6. To swig (an alcoholic beverage).
Idioms:
below the belt
Not according to the rules; unfairly.
tighten (one's) belt
To begin to exercise thrift and frugality.
under (one's) belt
In one's possession or experience: "By his mid-teens, Liszt had three years of intensive concertizing under his belt" (Musical Heritage Review).

[Middle English, from Old English, from Germanic *baltijaz, from Latin balteus, belt, baldric, possibly of Etruscan origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.belted - having or provided with a beltbelted - having or provided with a belt; "a belted dress"
beltless, unbelted - lacking a belt; "unbelted jackets are in this season"
Translations
مَحْزوم
opásaný
med bælte
öves
meî belti
opásaný
kemerlikuşaklı

belted

[ˈbɛltɪd] adj [jacket, coat] (= fastened) → ceinturé(e)

belt

(belt) noun
1. a long (narrow) piece of leather, cloth etc worn round the waist. a trouser-belt; He tightened his belt.
2. a similar object used to set wheels in motion. the belt of a vacuum-cleaner.
3. a zone of country etc. a belt of trees; an industrial belt.
verb
1. to fasten with a belt. He belted his trousers on.
2. to strike (with or without a belt). He belted the disobedient dog.
ˈbelted adjective
References in classic literature ?
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
The belted earl--"belted earl" is the correct phrase, I believe.
He was smallish in stature, but well set and as nimble as a goat; his face was of a good open expression, but sunburnt very dark, and heavily freckled and pitted with the small-pox; his eyes were unusually light and had a kind of dancing madness in them, that was both engaging and alarming; and when he took off his great-coat, he laid a pair of fine silver-mounted pistols on the table, and I saw that he was belted with a great sword.