- a cloth strip with loops or a series of metal links with grips, for holding cartridges fed into an automatic gun.
- a band of leather or webbing, worn around the waist and used as a support for weapons, ammunition, etc.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for belt
- to undergo hardship patiently.
- to curtail one's expenditures; be more frugal: They were urged to tighten their belts for the war effort.
- in one's stomach, as food or drink: With a few Scotches under his belt, he's everyone's friend.
- considered as a matter of successful past experience: I don't think our lawyer has enough similar cases under his belt.
Origin of belt
synonym study for belt
OTHER WORDS FROM beltbeltless, adjective
Words nearby belt
Example sentences from the Web for belt
Now they are a notch on a belt, and the savior can feel good about themselves.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Det. 2: No, not your belt . . . . Remember being out in the sunroom, the room that sits out to the back of the house?How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would laboriously make his way from desk to loo, belt down a few, then return.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With one successful mission under its belt, the OSS began to use Schwend as a “bird dog” for other hidden assets.
It was late in my career and I was already famous with hundreds of movies under my belt, but nothing like this.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cammock's hand flew to his belt, he took a step forward, his face suffused with passion.The Wild Geese|Stanley John Weyman
Beyond the hollow stretched a belt of upheaved ridges of brick-red sandstone.The Trail of Conflict|Emilie Baker Loring
Suddenly her hand went up to the chain around her neck and then down to her belt.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
Leaning far out the window, until he seemed to balance on his belt buckle, he began the soul stirring melody "Protestant207 Boys."The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles
But you, never have you carried anything of that sort under your belt of greasy hide.
British Dictionary definitions for belt
- boxing below the waist, esp in the groin
- informal in an unscrupulous or cowardly way
- (of food or drink) in one's stomach
- in one's possession
- as part of one's experiencehe had a linguistics degree under his belt
Derived forms of beltbelted, noun
Word Origin for belt
Scientific definitions for belt
Idioms and Phrases with belt
In addition to the idioms beginning with belt
- belt down
- belt out
- below the belt
- bible belt
- sun belt
- tighten one's belt
- under one's belt