Meaning of BELT in English
/ belt; NAmE / noun , verb
a long narrow piece of leather, cloth, etc. that you wear around the waist :
to do up / fasten / tighten a belt
a belt buckle
—see also black belt , lifebelt , seat belt , suspender belt
a continuous band of material that moves round and is used to carry things along or to drive machinery
—see also conveyor belt , fan belt
an area with particular characteristics or where a particular group of people live :
the country's corn / industrial belt
We live in the commuter belt .
a belt of rain moving across the country
—see also green belt
( informal ) an act of hitting sth/sb hard :
She gave the ball a terrific belt.
- below the belt
- belt and braces
- have sth under your belt
—more at tighten
[ vn ] ( informal ) to hit sb/sth hard :
He belted the ball right out of the park.
I'll belt you if you do that again.
[ v + adv. / prep. ] ( informal , especially BrE ) to move very fast
SYN tear :
A truck came belting up behind us.
[ vn ] to fasten a belt around sth :
The dress was belted at the waist.
- belt sth out
- belt up
Old English , of Germanic origin, from Latin balteus girdle.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005