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Belt vs. Girdle

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  • Belt (noun)

    A band worn around the waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.

    "As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down."

  • Belt (noun)

    A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.

    "Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride."

  • Belt (noun)

    A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.

    "The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels."

  • Belt (noun)

    Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.

    "a belt of trees; a belt of sand"

  • Belt (noun)

    A trophy in the shape of a belt, generally awarded for martial arts.

    "the heavyweight belt"

  • Belt (noun)

    A collection of rocky-constituted bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.

  • Belt (noun)

    One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.

  • Belt (noun)

    A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.

    "After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting."

  • Belt (noun)

    A quick drink of liquor.

    "Care to join me in a belt of scotch?"

  • Belt (noun)

    A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).

  • Belt (noun)

    The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.

    "That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt."

  • Belt (noun)

    device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon

  • Belt (verb)

    To encircle.

    "The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions."

  • Belt (verb)

    To fasten a belt on.

    "Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition."

    "The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue."

  • Belt (verb)

    To invest (a person) with a belt as part of a formal ceremony such as knighthood.

  • Belt (verb)

    To hit with a belt.

    "The child was misbehaving so he was belted as punishment."

  • Belt (verb)

    To scream or sing in a loud manner.

    "He belted out the national anthem."

  • Belt (verb)

    To drink quickly, often in gulps.

    "He belted down a shot of whisky."

  • Belt (verb)

    To hit someone or something.

    "The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game."

  • Belt (verb)

    To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.

    "He belted that pitch over the grandstand."

  • Belt (verb)

    To move very fast

    "He was really belting along."

  • Girdle (noun)

    That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference

  • Girdle (noun)

    A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The zodiac; also, the equator.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The line of greatest brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.

  • Girdle (noun)

    A thin bed or stratum of stone.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The clitellum of an earthworm.

  • Girdle (verb)

    To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.

  • Girdle (verb)

    To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Belt (noun)

    That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.

  • Belt (noun)

    That which restrains or confines as a girdle.

  • Belt (noun)

    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.

  • Belt (noun)

    Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.

  • Belt (noun)

    One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.

  • Belt (noun)

    A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.

  • Belt (noun)

    A token or badge of knightly rank.

  • Belt (noun)

    A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.

  • Belt (noun)

    A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.

  • Belt

    To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.

  • Belt

    To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.

  • Girdle (noun)

    A griddle.

  • Girdle (noun)

    That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The zodiac; also, the equator.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.

  • Girdle (noun)

    A thin bed or stratum of stone.

  • Girdle (noun)

    The clitellus of an earthworm.

  • Girdle

    To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.

  • Girdle

    To inclose; to environ; to shut in.

  • Girdle

    To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.

Webster Dictionary
  • Belt (noun)

    endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

  • Belt (noun)

    a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

  • Belt (noun)

    an elongated region where a specific condition is found;

    "a belt of high pressure"

  • Belt (noun)

    a vigorous blow;

    "the sudden knock floored him"

    "he took a bash right in his face"

    "he got a bang on the head"

  • Belt (noun)

    a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

  • Belt (noun)

    the act of hitting vigorously;

    "he gave the table a whack"

  • Belt (verb)

    sing loudly and forcefully

  • Belt (verb)

    deliver a blow to;

    "He belted his opponent"

  • Belt (verb)

    fasten with a belt;

    "belt your trousers"

  • Girdle (noun)

    an encircling or ringlike structure

  • Girdle (noun)

    a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

  • Girdle (noun)

    a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

  • Girdle (verb)

    cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients;

    "girdle the plant"

  • Girdle (verb)

    put a girdle on or around;

    "gird your loins"

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