Origin of belted
- 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
Synonyms for belt
Related Words for beltedsmash, bat, sock, clobber, smack, slam, whip, wallop, slug, bash, blow, biff, bop, strap, switch, blast, whop
Examples from the Web for belted
Contemporary Examples of belted
I parked the stroller at the base of the metal slide and wrestled Julia in her bulky snowsuit out of the belted contraption.When An Adopted Child Won’t Attach
May 2, 2014
Cast members joined her as the “International Nasty Girls,” and belted a white-girl rap called “Dongs All Over the World.”When Celebrities Rap: Watch Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow and More Spit Rhymes
April 9, 2014
The designer focused on classic sportswear cuts with fitted blazers, belted coats, and pencil skirts.Fashion Week Dispatch: Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang
February 9, 2014
She belted “Try” while flipping on a scarf that suspended her upside down by just her ankle over Ozzy Osbourne.
And then she belted the second half of the song while doing a full-on contemporary dance.
Historical Examples of belted
Placed under the sacred charge of a king, and a belted knight, has she—oh!Leila, Complete
I marvel that you can make such proposals to any belted knight!'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
Pierre, very hot in the face, pocketed his winnings and belted on the gun.Riders of the Silences
Bat had belted on his big six-shooter, and Walt carried the shotgun.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
And that rests upon the greens and grays and yellows of the Belted Shales.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
- boxingbelow the waist, esp in the groin
- informalin 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
Word Origin for belt
early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).
Old English belt "belt, girdle," from Proto-Germanic *baltjaz (cf. Old High German balz, Old Norse balti, Swedish bälte), an early Germanic borrowing from Latin balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word.
As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Mechanical sense is from 1795. Transferred sense of "broad stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach. To tighten (one's) belt "endure privation" is from 1887.
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