arm, build up, fortify, gird(verb)
prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
put a girdle on or around
"gird your loins"
bind with something round or circular
A sarcastic remark.
To jeer at.
Origin: gyrdan. Cognate with ngërthej.
a stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang
a cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer
to strike; to smite
to sneer at; to mock; to gibe
to gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms
to encircle or bind with any flexible band
to make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc
to surround; to encircle, or encompass
to clothe; to swathe; to invest
to prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest
Origin: [See Yard a measure.]
Gird is a region of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It includes the districts of Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur, and Shivpuri. Gwalior is the largest city in the region, and its historic center. The Chambal and Yamuna rivers form the northwestern and northern boundaries of the region. Hadoti region of Rajasthan lies to the southwest, Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh lies to the south, and Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh lies to the east. Gird is sometimes considered part of Bundelkhand.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gėrd, v.i. to gibe, jeer (with at).—v.t. (obs.) to taunt.—n. (obs.) a sneer. [A.S. gyrd, gierd, rod.]
gėrd, v.t. to bind round: to make fast by binding: to surround: to clothe, furnish:—pa.t. and pa.p. gird′ed or girt.—n. Gird′er, one of the principal pieces of timber in a floor binding the others together: in engineering, any simple or compound beam of wood, iron, or steel used to support joisting, walls, arches, &c., in various kinds of bridges.—Gird one's self, to tuck up loose garments under the girdle: to brace the mind for any trial or effort. [A.S. gyrdan; cf. Ger. gürten, garden, Eng. yard.]
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The numerical value of GIRD in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of GIRD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- cercar, ceñir, atar, ligar, encerrar, rodearSpanish
- vinoilu, vyöttää, ympäröidä, sitoaFinnish
- lier, entourer, ceindre, garrotter, ceinturer, ligaturer, enserrerFrench
- circondare, cinturare, legare, allaciare, cingereItalian
- подпоясать, связать, насмехаться, насмешка, охватывать, огораживать, окаймлять, окружать, подпоясывать, связывать, опоясыватьRussian
- spänna, pik, binda, omgjorda, omringa, omgärda, buntaSwedish
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