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Gird meaning

gird - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. prepare oneself for a military confrontation; " The U. S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; " troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
  2. 2. put a girdle on or around; " gird your loins"
  3. 3. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
  4. 4. To strike; to smite.
  5. 5. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
  6. 6. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
  7. 7. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
  8. 8. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
  9. 9. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
  10. 10. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
  11. 11. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
  12. 12. Girded or girt.
  13. 13. To bind round; surround.

gird - examples of usage

  1. On that condition he gave her the gird; and rising early next morning he went to the yard where the boat was a- building and put in two planks so perfectly that when the master arrived and saw them, he said to him, " Are you aware of anybody being in the building- yard last night, for I see by the work done that I am more likely to be an apprentice than the person who put in those two planks, whoever he is. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. In a little while she came back for the gird, and asked him to give it her, but he refused to do so. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. Your father tried to infuse her with courage, to gird her for the coming struggle to defend her own good name, but it was all of no use. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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