[ bel-tid ]
/ ˈbɛl tɪd /


having or made with a belt: a belted dress.
wearing or girded with a belt, especially as a mark of distinction: the belted lords and emissaries.
marked with a band of color different from that of the rest of the body: a belted cow.

Origin of belted

First recorded in 1475–85; belt + -ed3

Related forms

sem·i·belt·ed, adjectiveun·belt·ed, adjective

Definition for belted (2 of 2)


[ belt ]
/ bɛlt /


verb (used with object)

Origin of belt

before 1000; Middle English; Old English; compare Old High German balz; both < Latin balteus; see balteus


14 gird (on).
15 flog, lash.

Related forms

belt·less, adjective

Synonym study

3. Belt and zone agree in their original meaning of a girdle or band. Belt is more used in popular or journalistic writing: the corn or wheat belt. Zone tends to be used in technical language: the Torrid Zone; a parcel-post zone. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for belted


/ (bɛlt) /



See also belt out, belt up

Derived Forms

belted, noun

Word Origin for belt

Old English, from Latin balteus
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Science definitions for belted


[ bĕlt ]

A geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect.
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Idioms and Phrases with belted


In addition to the idioms beginning with belt

  • belt down
  • belt out

also see:

  • below the belt
  • bible belt
  • sun belt
  • tighten one's belt
  • under one's belt
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