belted

[ bel-tid ]
/ ˈbɛl tɪd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. belt up,
  2. belt-and-braces,
  3. belt-tightening,
  4. beltane,
  5. beltcourse,
  6. belted kingfisher,
  7. belted sandfish,
  8. belted tire,
  9. belted-bias tire,
  10. belter

Origin of belted

First recorded in 1475–85; belt + -ed3

Related formssem·i·belt·ed, adjectiveun·belt·ed, adjective

belt

[ belt ]
/ bɛlt /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of belt

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

SYNONYMS FOR belt
12. girdle, encircle. 14. gird (on). 15. flog, lash.

Related formsbelt·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.

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British Dictionary definitions for belted

belt

/ (bɛlt) /

noun

verb

See also belt out, belt up

Derived Formsbelted, noun

Word Origin for belt

Old English, from Latin balteus

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Word Origin and History for belted
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Science definitions for belted

belt

[ bĕlt ]

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

belt

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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