- 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
British Dictionary definitions for belt out (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for belt out (2 of 2)
- 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 out
Idioms and Phrases with belt out (1 of 2)
Knock unconscious; beat up, trounce; murder. For example, The police officer was accused of belting out the teenager before taking him to the station, or The hold-up man belted out the storekeeper and fled with the money. This expression originated in boxing. [Slang; c. 1940]
Sing or play music very loudly, as in She belted out the national anthem before every game. [Colloquial; c. 1950]
Idioms and Phrases with belt out (2 of 2)
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