What does belt mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word belt? Here's what it means.

  1. 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.
  2. A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.
  3. A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.
  4. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.
  5. A trophy in the shape of a belt, generally awarded for martial arts.
  6. (astronomy) A collection of rocky-constituted bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.
  7. (astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
  8. A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.
  9. A quick drink of liquor.
  10. (capitalized) A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).
  11. (baseball) The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.
  12. (weaponry) device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon
  1. (transitive) To encircle.
  2. (transitive) To fasten a belt on.
  3. (transitive) To hit with a belt.
  4. (transitive) and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.
  5. (transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.
  6. (transitive, slang) To hit someone or something.
  7. (transitive, baseball) To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.
  8. (intransitive) To move very fast
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