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 for belt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belt \Belt\ (b[e^]lt), n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw.
     b[aum]lte, Dan. b[ae]lte, OHG. balz, L. balteus, Ir. & Gael.
     balt border, belt.]
     1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle;
        as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
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              The shining belt with gold inlaid.    --Dryden.
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     2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
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              He cannot buckle his distempered cause
              Within the belt of rule.              --Shak.
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     3. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or
        crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of
        trees; a belt of sand.
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     4. (Arch.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more
        properly termed a belt.
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     5. (Astron.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface
        of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the
        nature of clouds.
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     6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and
        the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
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     7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
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     8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance,
        passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from
        one to the other.
     Note: [See Illust. of Pulley.]
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     9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any
        organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
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     Belt lacing, thongs used for lacing together the ends of
        machine belting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belt \Belt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to
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           A coarse black robe belted round the waist. --C. Reade.
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           They belt him round with hearts undaunted.
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     2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep. [Prov. Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: endless loop of flexible material between two rotating
           shafts or pulleys
      2: a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the
      3: an elongated region where a specific condition or
         characteristic is found; "a belt of high pressure"
      4: a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a
         bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn:
         knock, bash, bang, smash, belt]
      5: a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing) [syn:
         swath, belt]
      6: ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible
         linked strips for use in a machine gun [syn: belt, belt
         ammunition, belted ammunition]
      7: the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
         [syn: knock, belt, rap, whack, whang]
      v 1: sing loudly and forcefully [syn: belt out, belt]
      2: deliver a blow to; "He belted his opponent"
      3: fasten with a belt; "belt your trousers" [ant: unbelt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  344 Moby Thesaurus words for "belt":
     Appleton layer, F layer, Heaviside-Kennelly layer, Mystik tape,
     Scotch tape, Van Allen belt, adhesive tape, airspace, anklet, area,
     arm, armlet, baldric, band, bandage, bandolier, bang, bar, bash,
     baste, bastinado, bat, batten, bay, bayou, beat, beating, bed,
     bedding, begird, belabor, bellyband, belt, belt in, bend, biff,
     bight, bind, bind up, birch, blacksnake, blast, blow, boca, bonk,
     bop, brace, bracelet, breechclout, buffet, bullwhack, bullwhip,
     bundle, cane, cat, cellophane tape, cestus, chain, chemosphere,
     chop, cinch, cincture, cingulum, circle, circuit, clap, clip,
     clobber, cloth tape, clout, club, clump, coldcock, collar,
     collarband, confines, continental shelf, corridor, couche, country,
     course, cove, cowhide, crack, craze, creek, crop, cudgel,
     cummerbund, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, department, dhoti,
     diaper, dig, dint, district, division, do up, drub, drubbing,
     drumming, earring, ecliptic, encincture, encircle, engird,
     ensphere, environs, equator, estuary, euripus, fascia, fetch,
     fetch a blow, fillet, finger ring, fjord, flagellate, flagellum,
     flail, flog, floor, friction tape, frith, fusillade, fustigate,
     gallery, gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a whipping,
     give the stick, great circle, ground, gulf, gut, harbor, heartland,
     hit, hit a clip, hoop, horsewhip, inlet, ionosphere,
     isothermal region, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out,
     knout, kurbash, kyle, lace, land, lash, lath, lay on, layer, leash,
     ledge, let have it, level, lick, ligula, ligule, list, loch,
     loincloth, loinguard, loop, lower atmosphere, masking tape,
     measures, milieu, moocha, mouth, napkins, narrow, narrow seas,
     narrows, natural harbor, neckband, necklace, neighborhood,
     nose ring, offshore rights, outer atmosphere, overlayer, overstory,
     part, parts, paste, pelt, perimeter, photosphere, pistol-whip,
     place, plank, plastic tape, plunk, poke, pommel, pound, precincts,
     premises, pummel, punch, purlieus, put across, put over, quarter,
     quirt, quoit, rap, rawhide, razor strap, reach, region, ribband,
     ribbon, ring, road, roads, roadstead, rope, salient, sash, scourge,
     seam, section, shelf, shred, sjambok, slam, slat, slip, slog, slug,
     smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, soil, sound, space, spank,
     spill, splice, spline, stage, step, story, strait, straits, strake,
     strap, stratosphere, stratum, streak, streaking, stretch, stria,
     striation, striature, striga, strike, strike at, striola, strip,
     stripe, striping, stroke, strop, substratosphere, substratum,
     superstratum, swaddle, swat, swath, swathe, swing, swinge, swipe,
     switch, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, tattoo, terrain,
     territory, thickness, thong, thrash, three-mile limit, thump,
     thwack, ticker tape, tie, tie up, tier, topsoil, tract, tropopause,
     troposphere, trounce, truncheon, truss, twelve-mile limit,
     twine around, underlayer, understory, understratum,
     upper atmosphere, vicinage, vicinity, waist belt, waistband,
     waistcloth, wallop, whack, whale, wham, whip, whiplash, whop, wire,
     wrap, wrap up, wreathe, wreathe around, wristband, wristlet, yerk,
     zodiac, zone

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Belt, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
     Population (2000):    633
     Housing Units (2000): 295
     Land area (2000):     0.337242 sq. miles (0.873452 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.337242 sq. miles (0.873452 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            05275
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             47.385935 N, 110.926587 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     59412
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Belt, MT

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