What does garter mean?

Definitions for garter
ˈgɑr tərgarter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word garter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garter, supporterverb

    a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

  2. garterverb

    fasten with or as if with a garter

Wiktionary

  1. garternoun

    A band worn around the leg to hold up a sock or stocking.

  2. garterverb

    to fasten with a garter

  3. Etymology: From gartier, jartier, from garet, jaret. Cognate with jarretière.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GARTERnoun

    Etymology: gardus, Welsh; jartier, French, from gar, Welsh, the binding of the knee.

    Let their heads be sleekly comb’d, their blue coats brush’d, and their garters of an indifferent knit. William Shakespeare, Tam. of the Shrew.

    When we rest in our cloaths we loosen our garters, and other ligatures, to give the spirits free passage. John Ray.

    Handsome garters at your knees. Jonathan Swift.

    There lay three garters, half a pair of gloves,
    And all the trophies of his former loves. Alexander Pope.

    Now by my george, my garter.
    —— The george, profan’d, hath lost his holy honour;
    The garter, blemish’d, pawn’d his knightly virtue. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    You owe your Ormond nothing but a son,
    To fill in future times his father’s place,
    And wear the garter of his mother’s race. Dryden.

  2. To Garterverb

    To bind with a garter.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    He, being in love, could not see to garter his hose. William Shakespeare.

    A person was wounded in the leg, below the gartering place. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

Wikipedia

  1. Garter

    A garter is an article of clothing comprising a narrow band of fabric fastened about the leg to keep up stockings. In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, they were tied just below the knee, where the leg is most slender, to keep the stocking from slipping. The advent of elastic has made them less necessary from this functional standpoint, although they are still often worn for fashion. Garters have been widely worn by men and women, depending on fashion trends.

ChatGPT

  1. garter

    A garter is a band typically made of elastic or other flexible materials, worn around the leg (usually the thigh) to hold up stockings or socks. In wedding traditions, the garter is often worn by the bride and removed by the groom as part of a ritual. In heraldry, it is also a badge or emblem indicating membership in a particular order or group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garternoun

    a band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg

  2. Garternoun

    the distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself

  3. Garternoun

    same as Bendlet

  4. Garterverb

    to bind with a garter

  5. Garterverb

    to invest with the Order of the Garter

  6. Etymology: [OE. gartier, F. jarretire, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See Garrote.]

Wikidata

  1. Garter

    Garters are articles of clothing: narrow bands of fabric fastened about the leg, used to keep up stockings, and sometimes socks. Normally just a few inches in width, they are usually made of leather or heavy cloth, and adorned with small bells and/or ribbons. In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, they were tied just below the knee, where the leg was slenderest, to keep the stocking from slipping. The advent of elastic has made them less necessary from this functional standpoint, although they are still often worn for fashion. Garters are worn by men and women.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garter

    gär′tėr, n. a band used to tie the stocking to the leg: the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter.—v.t. to bind with a garter.—Garter king-of-arms, the chief herald of the Order of the Garter. [O. Fr. gartier (Fr. jarretière)—O. Fr. garet (Fr. jarret), the ham of the leg, prob. Celt. as Bret. gar, the shank of the leg.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GARTER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garter is ranked #107669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garter surname appeared 165 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Garter.

    69.7% or 115 total occurrences were White.
    20% or 33 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    9% or 15 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of garter in a Sentence

  1. Tony Blair:

    It is an immense honour to be appointed Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and I am deeply grateful to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  2. Steve Parsons-Pool -RRB- Sean:

    He feels that should be reinstated and his position recognized and respected, but very quietly and without fuss, he personally rescinded the kind gesture from the queen so as not to create… a bad feeling amongst his family members. After all, this was a huge event for Camilla who as the Duchess of Cornwall was installed as a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter.

  3. Fulton John Sheen:

    It's like being a Knight of the Garter. It's an honor, but it doesn't hold up anything.

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