Belt lacing, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting.

1. In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.

Lord Marmion waits below.
Sir W. Scott.

2. On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.

The fairest child of Jove below.

3. In hell, or the regions of the dead.

What business brought him to the realms below.

4. In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below. Wheaton.

5. In some part or page following.

(Be*lowt") v. t. To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to. [Obs.] Camden.

(Bel"sire`) n. [Pref. bel- + sire. Cf. Beldam.] A grandfather, or ancestor. "His great belsire Brute." [Obs.] Drayton.

(Bel"swag`ger) n. [Contr. from bellyswagger.] A lewd man; also, a bully. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Belt) n. [AS. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Sw. bälte, Dan. bælte, 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.

The shining belt with gold inlaid.

2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.

He cannot buckle his distempered cause
Within the belt of rule.

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.

4. (Arch.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.

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.

6. (Geog.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.

7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank.

8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other. [See Illust. of Pulley.]

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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