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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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Etymology

From Old English belt

Pronunciation

Noun

Belts in a machine.

Singular
belt

Plural
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  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.
    As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A powerful blow, often made with a fist.
    After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.
  5. A quick drink of liquor.
    Care to join me in a belt of scotch?
  6. (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A geographical region known for a particular product or feature (Corn Belt, Bible Belt).

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Verb

Infinitive
to belt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to belt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To encircle.
    The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.
  2. (transitive) To fasten a belt.
    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.
  3. (transitive) To hit with a belt.
    The child was remanded to state custody when the lacerations on her back where her parents had belted her in punishment were revealed.
  4. (transitive) and intransitive To scream or sing in a loud manner.
    He belted out the national anthem.
  5. (transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.
    He belted down a shot of whisky.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hit someone or something.
    The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.
  7. (intransitive) To move very fast
    He was really belting along.

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Translations

surround

scream


Dutch

Noun

belt (plural belten, diminutive beltje)

  1. (archaic) site?

Derived terms

Verb

belt

  1. third person singular present tense of bellen
  2. imperative tense of bellen

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic بلد (bálad).

Noun

belt

  1. town

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *baltjaz, whence also Old High German balz, Old Norse belti

Noun

belt

  1. belt

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