Definition of “belt” - English Dictionary

“belt” in British English

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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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uk /belt/ us /belt/

(Definition of “belt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“belt” in American English

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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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(Definition of “belt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)