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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belt  \Belt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Belting}.] 
  To  encircle  with  or  as  with  a  belt;  to  encompass;  to 
  surround. 
 
  A  coarse  black  robe  belted  round  the  waist.  --C.  Reade. 
 
  They  belt  him  round  with  hearts  undaunted. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  shear,  as  the  buttocks  and  tails  of  sheep.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  shining  belt  with  gold  inlaid.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  That  which  restrains  or  confines  as  a  girdle. 
 
  He  cannot  buckle  his  distempered  cause  Within  the 
  belt  of  rule  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  Same  as  {Band},  n.,  2.  A  very  broad  band  is  more 
  properly  termed  a  belt. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  (Geog.)  A  narrow  passage  or  strait;  as  the  Great  Belt  and 
  the  Lesser  Belt,  leading  to  the  Baltic  Sea. 
 
  7.  (Her.)  A  token  or  badge  of  knightly  rank. 
 
  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}.] 
 
  9.  (Nat.  Hist.)  A  band  or  stripe,  as  of  color,  round  any 
  organ;  or  any  circular  ridge  or  series  of  ridges. 
 
  {Belt  lacing},  thongs  used  for  lacing  together  the  ends  of 
  machine  belting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belt 
  n  1:  endless  loop  of  flexible  material  between  two  rotating 
  shafts  or  pulleys 
  2:  a  band  to  tie  or  buckle  around  the  body  (usually  at  the 
  waist) 
  3:  an  elongated  region  where  a  specific  condition  is  found  "a 
  belt  of  high  pressure" 
  4:  a  vigorous  blow;  "the  sudden  knock  floored  him";  "he  took  a 
  bash  right  in  his  face";  "he  got  a  bang  on  the  head"  [syn: 
  {knock},  {bash},  {bang},  {smash}] 
  5:  a  path  or  strip  (as  cut  by  one  course  of  mowing)  [syn:  {swath}] 
  6:  the  act  of  hitting  vigorously;  "he  gave  the  table  a  whack" 
  [syn:  {knock},  {rap},  {whack},  {whang}] 
  v  1:  sing  loudly  and  forcefully  [syn:  {belt  out}] 
  2:  deliver  a  belt  to 
  3:  fasten  with  a  belt;  "belt  your  trousers"  [ant:  {unbelt}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Belt,  MT  (city,  FIPS  5275) 
  Location:  47.38597  N,  110.92580  W 
  Population  (1990):  571  (282  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  59412 




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