What does GIRD mean?

Definitions for GIRDgɜrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GIRD.

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


  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

  11. Origin: [See Yard a measure.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gird

    gėrd, v.i. to gibe, jeer (with at).—v.t. (obs.) to taunt.—n. (obs.) a sneer. [A.S. gyrd, gierd, rod.]

  2. Gird

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GIRD in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GIRD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for GIRD

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gürtenGerman
  • 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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