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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cincture, girdle, or belt; -- chiefly used in English as a dressmaking term.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ceint.


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  • Discover 58 more references to the French word ceinture in books, including:

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    ceinture - French Word-A-Day

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    French Word-A-Day:

  • He tells himself a story in which an astray (le cendrier) breaks up with his girfriend, the belt (la ceinture) in order to take up with another femme, the spoon (la cuiller).


  • References: la ceinture (de sécurité) (f) = safety belt; le cambrioleur (la cambrioleuse) = burglar; le bruit (m) = noise; Bon.

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  • Frozen in place with my eyes scanning the front of the car, I let go of the ceinture* and threw my torso around.

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  • She refused to collect the customary droit de ceinture tax levied on behalf of the queen at the beginning of every reign.

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  • Listen to my 8-year-old, Jackie, pronounce this sentence: Maman, j'ai attaché ma ceinture.

    ceinture - French Word-A-Day

  • Expressions: faire ceinture = to have to go without se serrer la ceinture = to tighten one's belt, to go without un coup au-dessous de la ceinture = a blow below the belt

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  • "Mommy's going to put YOUR ceinture* on now," I say.

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