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English noun: belt

1. belt (artifact) endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

Broader (hypernym)loop

Narrower (hyponym)band, caterpillar track, caterpillar tread, conveyer, conveyer belt, conveyor, conveyor belt, driving belt, fan belt, track, transporter

Substance holonymbelting

2. belt (artifact) a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

Broader (hypernym)accessory, accouterment, accoutrement

Narrower (hyponym)baldric, baldrick, cartridge belt, holster, life belt, money belt, safety belt, safety harness, Sam Browne belt

Part holonymbelt buckle

Substance holonymbelting

3. belt (location) an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found

SamplesA belt of high pressure.

Broader (hypernym)part, region

Narrower (hyponym)asteroid belt, greenbelt, greenway

Instance hyponymBible Belt, Corn Belt, Van Allen belt

4. belt (event) a vigorous blow

SamplesThe sudden knock floored him.
He took a bash right in his face.
He got a bang on the head.

Synonymsbang, bash, knock, smash

Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

5. belt (object) a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)


Broader (hypernym)course, path, track

6. belt (artifact) ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun

Synonymsbelt ammunition, belted ammunition

Broader (hypernym)ammo, ammunition

7. belt (act) the act of hitting vigorously

SamplesHe gave the table a whack.

Synonymsknock, rap, whack, whang

Broader (hypernym)blow

English verb: belt

1. belt (creation) sing loudly and forcefully

Synonymsbelt out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sing

2. belt (contact) deliver a blow to

SamplesHe belted his opponent.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to belt his opponent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

3. belt (contact) fasten with a belt

SamplesBelt your trousers.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


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