Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Belonging noun [ Commonly in the pl .]
1. That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects. "Thyself and thy belongings ." Shak.

2. That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.

3. Family; relations; household. [ Colloq.]

Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.
Thackeray.

Belonite noun [ Greek ... a needle.] (Min.) Minute acicular or dendritic crystalline forms sometimes observed in glassy volcanic rocks.

Belooche Beloochee adjective Of or pertaining to Beloochistan, or to its inhabitants. -- noun A native or an inhabitant of Beloochistan.

Belord transitive verb
1. To act the lord over.

2. To address by the title of "lord".

Belove transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beloved ] [ Middle English bilufien . See prefix Be- , and Love , transitive verb ] To love. [ Obsolete] Wodroephe.

Beloved past participle & adjective Greatly loved; dear to the heart.

Antony, so well beloved of Cæsar.
Shak.

This is my beloved Son.
Matt. iii. 17.

Beloved noun One greatly loved.

My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Cant. ii. 16.

Below preposition [ Prefix be- by + low .]
1. Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee. Shak.

2. Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality. "One degree below kings." Addison.

3. Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.

They beheld, with a just loathing and disdain, . . . how below all history the persons and their actions were.
Milton.

Who thinks no fact below his regard.
Hallam.

Syn. -- Underneath; under; beneath.

Below adverb
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 .
Prior.

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

What business brought him to the realms below .
Dryden.

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

5. In some part or page following.

Belowt transitive verb To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to. [ Obsolete] Camden.

Belsire noun [ Prefix bel- + sire . Confer Beldam .] A grandfather, or ancestor. "His great belsir e Brute." [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Belswagger noun [ Contr. from bellyswagger .] A lewd man; also, a bully. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Belt (bĕlt) noun [ Anglo-Saxon belt ; akin to Icelandic belti , Swedish bälte , Danish bælte , Old High German balz , Latin 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.
Dryden.

2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.

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

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. (Architecture) Same as Band , noun , 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. (Geology) 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.

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

Belt transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Belted ; present participle & verbal noun Belting .] To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.

A coarse black robe belted round the waist.
C. Reade.

They belt him round with hearts undaunted.
Wordsworth.

2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

Beltane noun [ Gael. bealltainn , bealltuinn .]
1. The first day of May (Old Style).

The quarter-days anciently in Scotland were Hallowmas, Candlemas, Beltane , and Lammas.
New English Dict.

2. A festival of the heathen Celts on the first day of May, in the observance of which great bonfires were kindled. It still exists in a modified form in some parts of Scotland and Ireland.

Belted adjective
1. Encircled by, or secured with, a belt; as, a belted plaid; girt with a belt, as an honorary distinction; as, a belted knight; a belted earl.

2. Marked with a band or circle; as, a belted stalk.

3. Worn in, or suspended from, the belt.

Three men with belted brands.
Sir W. Scott.

Belted cattle , cattle originally from Dutch stock, having a broad band of white round the middle, while the rest of the body is black; -- called also blanketed cattle .

Beltein, Beltin noun See Beltane .

Belting noun The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.

Beluga (be*lū"gȧ) noun [ Russian bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, from bieluii white.] (Zoology) A cetacean allied to the dolphins.

» The northern beluga ( Delphinapterus catodon ) is the white whale and white fish of the whalers. It grows to be from twelve to eighteen feet long.

Belute (be*lūt") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beluted ; present participle & verbal noun Beluting .] [ Prefix be- + Latin lutum mud.] To bespatter, as with mud. [ R.] Sterne.

Belvedere noun [ Italian , from bello , bel , beautiful + vedere to see.] (Architecture) A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.

Belzebuth noun [ From Beelzebub .] (Zoology) A spider monkey ( Ateles belzebuth ) of Brazil.

Bema noun [ Greek ... step, platform.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly. Mitford.

2. (Architecture) (a) That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel. (b) Erroneously: A pulpit.

Bemad transitive verb To make mad. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

Bemangle transitive verb To mangle; to tear asunder. [ R.] Beaumont.

Bemask transitive verb To mask; to conceal.

Bemaster transitive verb To master thoroughly.

Bemaul transitive verb To maul or beat severely; to bruise. "In order to bemaul Yorick." Sterne.

Bemaze transitive verb [ Middle English bimasen ; prefix be- + masen to maze.] To bewilder.

Intellects bemazed in endless doubt.
Cowper.

Bemean transitive verb To make mean; to lower. C. Reade.

Bemeet transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bemet ; present participle & verbal noun Bemeeting .] To meet. [ Obsolete]

Our very loving sister, well bemet .
Shak.

Bemete transitive verb To mete. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Bemingle transitive verb To mingle; to mix.

Bemire transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bemired ; present participle & verbal noun Bemiring .] To drag through, encumber with, or fix in, the mire; to soil by passing through mud or dirt.

Bemired and benighted in the dog.
Burke.

Bemist transitive verb To envelop in mist. [ Obsolete]

Bemoan transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bemoaned ; present participle & verbal noun Bemoaning .] [ Middle English bimenen , Anglo-Saxon bem...nan ; prefix be- + m...nan to moan. See Moan .] To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.

Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans .
Dryden.

Syn. -- See Deplore .

Bemoaner noun One who bemoans.

Bemock transitive verb To mock; to ridicule.

Bemock the modest moon.
Shak.

Bemoil transitive verb [ Prefix be- + moil , from French mouiller to wet; but confer also Middle English bimolen to soil, from Anglo-Saxon māl spot: confer English mole .] To soil or encumber with mire and dirt. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Bemol (bē"mŏl) noun [ French bémol , from ♭ + mol soft.] (Mus.) The sign ♭; the same as B flat. [ Obsolete]

Bemonster transitive verb To make monstrous or like a monster. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Bemourn transitive verb To mourn over. Wyclif.

Bemuddle transitive verb To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.

Bemuffle transitive verb To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.

Bemuffled with the externals of religion.
Sterne.

Bemuse transitive verb To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.

A parson much bemused in beer.
Pope.

Ben adverb & preposition [ Anglo-Saxon binnan ; prefix be- by + innan within, in in.] Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment. [ Scot.]

Ben noun [ See Ben , adverb ] The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but , the outer apartment. [ Scot.]

Ben An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be . [ Obsolete]

Ben, Ben nut [ Arabic bān , name of the tree.] (Botany) The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben . See Moringa .

Bename transitive verb [ past participle Benamed , Benempt .] To promise; to name. [ Obsolete]