Synonyms of belt in English:

belt


See definition of belt

noun

1‘she wore a plain raincoat tied with a belt’

SYNONYMS

girdle, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth

obi

archaic zone

rare baldric, cincture, ceinture, cestus, cingulum

2‘a great wheel driven by a leather belt powered the drill’

SYNONYMS

band, loop, hoop, thong

drive belt, fan belt, conveyor belt

3‘he made a tour of the cotton belt’

SYNONYMS

region, area, district, zone, sector, province, quarter, pocket, enclave, territory, neighbourhood, locality

tract, stretch, extent

informal neck of the woods, parts

British informal patch

4‘I saw a belt of silver on the horizon’

SYNONYMS

band, strip, stripe, swathe, bar, line, streak, flash, vein, thread

technical stria, striation

5‘he gave David a belt across the face’

SYNONYMS

blow, punch, smack, crack, slap, bang, thump, knock, rap, thwack, box

clout, clip, clobber, bash, biff, whack, wallop, sock, swipe, lam, whomp

British slosh

North American boff, bust, slug, whale

NZ Australian dong

dated buffet


verb

1‘her trousers are belted at precisely the wrong curve of her hip’

SYNONYMS

fasten, tie, bind

encircle, gird, encompass, circle

2‘a guy belted him in the face’

SYNONYMS

hit, strike, smack, slap, bang, beat, punch, thump, welt

clout, bash, biff, whack, thwack, wallop, sock, slog, clobber, bop, lam, larrup

North American boff, bust, slug, whale

archaic smite

3‘they watched cars belting around oval tracks’

SYNONYMS

speed, hurry, race, run, sprint, dash, bolt, dart, rush, hasten, hurtle, career, streak, shoot, whizz, zoom, go like lightning, go hell for leather, spank along, bowl along, rattle along, whirl, whoosh, buzz, swoop, flash, blast, charge, stampede, gallop, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter, scramble

pelt, tear, hotfoot it, leg it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, scorch, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell

British bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers

Scottish wheech

North American clip, boogie, hightail, barrel, lay rubber, get the lead out

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

literary fleet

archaic post, hie

rare drive

ANTONYMS

amble, stroll


Phrases

    below the belt

      ‘she thinks what they have done is a bit below the belt’

      SYNONYMS

      unfair, unjust, uncalled for, unjustified, unjustifiable, unacceptable, unreasonable, unsatisfactory, unwarranted, unnecessary, inequitable, off, out of turn

      unethical, unprincipled, immoral, unscrupulous, treacherous, two-faced, unsporting, sneaky, dishonourable, dishonest, underhand, underhanded

      informal

      a bit much, not on, low-down, dirty

      British informal

      out of order, a bit thick, not cricket

      NZ Australian informal

      over the fence

    belt something out

      ‘she belted out songs from the Fifties’

      SYNONYMS

      sing loudly, carol, trill, yodel

      perform, render

      rare

      troll

    belt up

      ‘belt up and listen out for your names’

      SYNONYMS

      be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold your tongue, keep your lips sealed

      shut up, shut your face, shut your mouth, shut your trap, button your lip, pipe down, cut the cackle, put a sock in it, give it a rest

      British

      shut your gob, wrap it up, wrap up

      North American

      save it, can it

      ANTONYMS

      speak up