Belt vs. Girdle

Belt vs. Girdle — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Belt and Girdle

Beltnoun

A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to hold up clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.

Girdlenoun

A belt or sash worn around the waist.

Beltnoun

Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.

Girdlenoun

Something that encircles like a belt.

Beltnoun

An encircling route.

Girdlenoun

An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.

Beltnoun

A seat belt or safety belt.

Girdlenoun

A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.

Beltnoun

A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.

Girdlenoun

The edge of a cut gem held by the setting.

Beltnoun

A band of tough reinforcing material beneath the tread of a tire.

Girdlenoun

(Anatomy)The pelvic or pectoral girdle.

Beltnoun

A usually bandlike geographic region that is distinctive in a specific respect. Often used in combination

“This is America's rural poverty belt” (Charles Kuralt).

Girdleverb

To encircle with a belt.

Beltnoun

A powerful blow; a wallop.

Girdleverb

To form a circle around:a ring of hills that girdled the city.

Beltnoun

A drink of hard liquor.

Girdleverb

To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.

Beltverb

To equip, hold up, or attach with a belt

belted my trousers.belted the sword to her waist.

Girdlenoun

That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference

Beltverb

To encircle or mark in the manner of a belt

The equator belts the earth.

Girdlenoun

A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.

Beltverb

To beat with a belt or strap.

Girdlenoun

The zodiac; also, the equator.

Beltverb

To strike forcefully; hit.

Girdlenoun

The line of greatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.

Beltverb

To sing in a loud and forceful manner

belt out a song.

Girdlenoun

(mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.

Beltverb

To swig (an alcoholic beverage).

Girdlenoun

The clitellum of an earthworm.

Beltnoun

A band worn around the waist to hold clothing to one's body (usually pants), hold weapons (such as a gun or sword), or serve as a decorative piece of clothing.

As part of the act, the fat clown's belt broke, causing his pants to fall down.

Girdleverb

(transitive) To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.

Beltnoun

A band used as a restraint for safety purposes, such as a seat belt.

Keep your belt fastened; this is going to be quite a bumpy ride.

Girdleverb

(transitive) To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.

Beltnoun

A band that is used in a machine to help transfer motion or power.

The motor had a single belt that snaked its way back and forth around a variety of wheels.

Girdlenoun

an encircling or ringlike structure

Beltnoun

Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe.

a belt of trees; a belt of sand

Girdlenoun

a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

Beltnoun

A trophy in the shape of a belt, generally awarded for martial arts.

the heavyweight belt

Girdlenoun

a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

Beltnoun

(astronomy) A collection of rocky-constituted bodies (such as asteroids) which orbit a star.

Girdleverb

cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients;

girdle the plant

Beltnoun

(astronomy) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.

Girdleverb

put a girdle on or around;

gird your loins

Beltnoun

A powerful blow, often made with a fist or heavy object.

After the bouncer gave him a solid belt to the gut, Simon had suddenly had enough of barfighting.

Beltnoun

A quick drink of liquor.

Care to join me in a belt of scotch?

Beltnoun

A geographical region known for a particular product, feature or demographic (Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt).

Beltnoun

(baseball) The part of the strike zone at the height of the batter's waist.

That umpire called that pitch a strike at the belt.

Beltnoun

(weapons) device that holds and feeds cartridges into a belt-fed weapon

Beltverb

(transitive) To encircle.

The small town was belted by cornfields in all directions.

Beltverb

(transitive) To fasten a belt on.

Edgar belted himself in and turned the car's ignition.The rotund man had difficulty belting his pants, and generally wore suspenders to avoid the issue.

Beltverb

(transitive) To invest (a person) with a belt as part of a formal ceremony such as knighthood.

Beltverb

(transitive) To hit with a belt.

The child was misbehaving so he was belted as punishment.

Beltverb

(transitive) To scream or sing in a loud manner.

He belted out the national anthem.

Beltverb

(transitive) To drink quickly, often in gulps.

He belted down a shot of whisky.

Beltverb

To hit someone or something.

The angry player belted the official across the face, and as a result was ejected from the game.

Beltverb

To hit a pitched ball a long distance, usually for a home run.

He belted that pitch over the grandstand.

Beltverb

(intransitive) To move very fast

He was really belting along.

Beltnoun

endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

Beltnoun

a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

Beltnoun

an elongated region where a specific condition is found;

a belt of high pressure

Beltnoun

a vigorous blow;

the sudden knock floored himhe took a bash right in his facehe got a bang on the head

Beltnoun

a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

Beltnoun

the act of hitting vigorously;

he gave the table a whack

Beltverb

sing loudly and forcefully

Beltverb

deliver a blow to;

He belted his opponent

Beltverb

fasten with a belt;

belt your trousers