Webster 1913 Edition
belt; akin to Icel.
balteus, Ir. & Gael.
That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle;
as, a lady’s.
belt; a sword
beltwith gold inlaid.
That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
He cannot buckle his distempered cause
Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe;
beltof trees; a
, 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
A narrow passage or strait;
as, the Great.
Beltand the Lesser
Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea
A token or badge of knightly rank.
A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
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A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
A coarse black robe
beltedround the waist.
belthim round with hearts undaunted.
To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A girdle; a band,usually of leather, in which a sword or other weapon is hung.
2.A narrow passage, or strait between the isle of Zealand and that of Funen at the entrance of the Baltic,usually called the Great Belt. The Lesser Belt is the passage between the isle of Funen, and the coast of Jutland.
3.A bandage or band used by surgeons for various purposes.
4.In astronomy, certain girdles or rings, which surround the planet Jupiter, are called belts.
5.A disease among sheep,cured by cutting off the tail, laying the sore bare, then casting mold on it, and applying tar and goose grease.