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
informal clout, clip, clobber, bash, biff, whack, wallop, sock, swipe, lam, whomp
British informal slosh
North American informal boff, bust, slug, whale
Australian, New Zealand informal 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
informal clout, bash, biff, whack, thwack, wallop, sock, slog, clobber, bop, lam, larrup
North American informal 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
informal pelt, tear, hotfoot it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, scorch, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
British informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers, leg it
Scottish informal wheech
North American informal 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
    Australian, New Zealand 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, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold your tongue, keep your lips sealed
    informal 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 quieten down
    North American quiet down
    British informal shut your gob, wrap it up, wrap up
    North American informal save it, can it
    ANTONYMS

    speak up