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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

girdgɜrd(v.t.)girded; girt, gird•ing.

  1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band.

  2. to surround; enclose; hem in.

  3. to prepare (oneself) for action; brace.

  4. to equip or invest, as with power or strength.

Idioms for gird:

  1. gird (up) one's loins,to prepare oneself for something requiring strength or endurance.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of gird:

bef. 950; ME; OE gyrdan, c. OS gurdian, OHG gurten, ON gyrtha

gird′ing•ly(adv.)

girdgɜrd(v.i.)

  1. to gibe; jeer (usu. fol. by at).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (v.t.)to gibe or jeer at; taunt.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)a gibe.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of gird:

1175-1225; ME gyrd a stroke, blow, hence a cutting remark, der. of girden to strike, of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. girdle, gird(verb)

    put a girdle on or around

    "gird your loins"

  3. gird, encircle(verb)

    bind with something round or circular

Wiktionary

  1. gird(Noun)

    A sarcastic remark.

  2. gird(Verb)

    To jeer at.

  3. gird(Verb)

    To jeer.

  4. Origin: gyrdan. Cognate with ngërthej.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gird(noun)

    a stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang

  2. Gird(noun)

    a cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer

  3. Gird

    to strike; to smite

  4. Gird

    to sneer at; to mock; to gibe

  5. Gird(verb)

    to gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms

  6. Gird(verb)

    to encircle or bind with any flexible band

  7. Gird(verb)

    to make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc

  8. Gird(verb)

    to surround; to encircle, or encompass

  9. Gird(verb)

    to clothe; to swathe; to invest

  10. Gird(verb)

    to prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest

Freebase

  1. Gird

    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.

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