Complete Definition of "gird"

English

Etymology 1
Old English gyrdan (to put a belt around, to put a girdle around).

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)d|-ÉË(r)d

Verb
en-verb|girds|girding|girded or girt

  1. transitive To bind with a flexible rope or cord, much like a belt.

#:The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
#:The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.

Related terms
girder
girdle
gird up oneâs loins
girt
undergird

Etymology 2

Noun
en-noun

  1. A sarcastic remark.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To jeer at.
  2. intransitive To jeer.

Category:English words with multiple etymologies

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