Definitions for undergirdˌʌn dərˈgɜrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•girdˌʌn dərˈgɜrd(v.t.)-gird•ed; -girt, -gird•ing.

  1. to strengthen or secure, as by passing a rope or chain under and around.

  2. to give fundamental support.

Origin of undergird:

1520–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undergird(verb)

    lend moral support to

  2. undergird, brace up(verb)

    make secure underneath

    "undergird the ship"

Wiktionary

  1. undergird(Verb)

    To strengthen, secure, or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of an object.

  2. undergird(Verb)

    To give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis; provide supportive evidence for.

  3. undergird(Verb)

    To lend moral support to.

  4. undergird(Verb)

    To secure below or underneath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undergird(verb)

    to blind below; to gird round the bottom

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