from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A belt of recreational parks, farmland, or uncultivated land surrounding a community.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of green belt.


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  • The greenbelt was the best place to travel without being seen, and a good ride as well.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • It is quite clear that the Labour Government is not absolutely committed to protecting the greenbelt, which is essential for guarding against urban sprawl.

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  • The Demarcation Board for local authorities concluded its hearing in Krugersdorp on Wednesday on the future of the so-called greenbelt area to the north-west of Johannesburg, SABC radio news reports.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Executives at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire, Britain applied to authorities to create a new 100-acre set on an unurbanised area, known as a greenbelt, close to its current location, reports gossip. ie.

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  • This Saturday, September 13, is the deadline for submitting public comments regarding the Northwest 26th Street extension through the Des Moines River Greenbelt, which is part of a larger plan to construct a four-lane northeast Polk County beltway. the road through the greenbelt is a bad idea here.

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  • The most productive area is the Bering Shelf where a highly productive "greenbelt" is associated with the upwelling of extremely nutrient-rich water along the shelf break and the Anadyr Current [33].

    Physical factors mediating ecological change in the Artic

  • According to Newsday some civic leaders: "worry that placing it on 11 acres in a wooded area near the campus 'main entrance will jeopardize a" greenbelt "of trees along Nicolls Road and commercialize the roadway."

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  • A strong 9th amendment, for example, would protect the right to eat unpasteurized cheese or foie gras, or use medicinal marijuana, or build 10 houses in a "greenbelt" farmstead zoned for 1 mansion, and both sides believe they have more to fear from new freedoms than from suppression of the ones they like.


  • They claim resettlement will lead to properties dropping in value and the area, regarded as a "greenbelt", will be spoilt.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • More power to him and I hope he retains his position in the community. kathy555 wrote: A city that surrounds itself with an expensive "greenbelt" that jacks up home prices to keep out the hoi polloi indeed has a "selfish and arrogant streak."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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