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lifebelt

(ˈlaɪfˌbɛlt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
Translations
záchranný pás
redningsbælte
pelastusrengas
pojas za spašavanje
björgunarbelti
救命ベルト
구명띠
záchranný pás
rešilni pas
livbälte
ห่วงยาง
can simidicankurtaran kemericankurtaran simidi
đai cứu đắm

lifebelt

[ˈlaɪfbelt] Nsalvavidas m inv, flotador m

lifebelt

[ˈlaɪfbɛlt] n (British)ceinture f de sauvetage

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

lifebelt

طَوْقُ النَّجَاة مِنَ الغَرَقِ záchranný pás redningsbælte Rettungsgürtel ζώνη ασφαλείας salvavidas pelastusrengas bouée de sauvetage pojas za spašavanje cintura di sicurezza 救命ベルト 구명띠 zwemband livbelte pas ratunkowy cinto salva-vidas спасательный пояс livbälte ห่วงยาง cankurtaran simidi đai cứu đắm 救生圈
References in classic literature ?
The sea was littered with wreckage among which floated the pitiful forms of women and children, buoyed up by their useless lifebelts. Some were torn and mangled; others lay rolling quietly to the motion of the sea, their countenances composed and peaceful; others were set in hideous lines of agony or horror.
YOBS have been accused of putting lives at risk after removing a lifebelt from a popular walking site.
And John Nichol helped save a man who fell from the High Level Bridge by using a lifebelt.
They could always pop down to Wales to collect it!" A Wirral council spokesman joked: "We were buoyed to see our lifebelt turn up.
Local Roo Jumunjy and a holiday-maker from Poole, Dorset, dashed to grab a lifebelt and hurled it to him.
Alex was seen in the water at the Tawe bridges by a passer-by, who could not find a lifebelt to throw to him.
A QUICK-THINKING dad saved a trapped deer from drowning in a canal by throwing it a lifebelt and pulling it to safety.
I see the goodness of the Lifebelt project initiated by Mr Hamdan, and I agree with him that road safety ignorance has always been a regional problem.
Storch, who was injured, wrote: "Like myself the poor girl had no lifebelt on "She told me she could not swim and asked me to save her.
Crewman waded out and tossed an orange lifebelt to the stranded trio and carried them to safety.
They threw a lifebelt to the men while a member of the public who had spotted the drama from the shore notified the coastguard.
One wasn't wearing a lifebelt. Porthdinllaen coastguard and lifeboat were launched to bring them ashore."