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beltnoun [C]

us   /belt/
  • belt noun [C] (STRIP)

a strip of leather or other material worn around the waist: a black leather belt
A belt is also a continuous strip of material that moves as part of a machine.
  • belt noun [C] (AREA)

an area that is known for a particular characteristic: the corn belt (= area known for growing corn)
earth science A belt is also a region that has a particular type of climate .

beltverb [T]

us   /belt/ infml
  • belt verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone or something hard: He belted the ball out of the park for a home run.
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"belt" in British English

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beltnoun

uk   /belt/ us   /belt/
  • belt noun (CLOTHING)

A2 [C] a strip of leather or material worn around the waist to support clothes or for decoration: She fastened her belt tightly around her waist. He had eaten so much that he had to loosen his belt a couple of notches.

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  • belt noun (AREA)

[C usually singular] an area, usually just outside a city, where a particular group of people live, such as the commuter belt and the stockbroker belt, or an area that is known for a particular characteristic, such as the cotton belt (= an area where cotton is grown)

beltverb

uk   /belt/ us   /belt/
(Definition of belt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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