- 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)
- 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
Related formsbelt·less, adjective
Examples 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 Formsbelted, noun
Word Origin for belt
Science 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