What does giro mean?

Definitions for giro
ˈdʒaɪ roʊgiro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giro, giro chequenoun

    a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office

  2. gironoun

    a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so


  1. gironoun

    A direct transfer of funds between different account holders, usually on a regular basis.

  2. gironoun

    An unemployment benefit cheque.

  3. Gironoun

    The Giro d'Italia.

  4. Etymology: Via, from giro, from gyrus, from γῦρος.


  1. Giro

    A giro, or giro transfer, is a payment transfer from one bank account to another bank account and instigated by the payer, not the payee. Giros are primarily a European phenomenon; although electronic payment systems such as the Automated Clearing House exist in the United States and Canada, it is not possible to perform third party transfers with them. In the United Kingdom and in other countries the term giro may refer to a specific system once operated by the post office. In the UK, the giro service was originally known as National Giro. In due course "giro" was adopted by the public and the press as a shorthand term for the girocheque, which was a cheque and not a credit transfer. The use of both cheques and paper giros is now in decline in many countries in favour of electronic payments, which are thought to be faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GIRO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Giro is ranked #66931 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Giro surname appeared 295 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Giro.

    50.8% or 150 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    44.7% or 132 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giro in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of giro in a Sentence

  1. Caleb Ewan:

    I need to do what’s best in preparation for the Tour, unfortunately, sprinters’ legs don’t recover in the same way that any other riders’ do and if I finished the Giro now I would be dying for the next few months.

  2. Team Sky:

    Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia on medical grounds following injuries sustained in a stage 13 crash, after enduring an uncomfortable weekend of racing as he looked to continue the Grand Tour, the team's medical staff have taken the decision to withdraw Porte at the second rest day.

  3. Tom Dumoulin:

    I thought I had managed my effort well, i don't understand why it did not work. It's not a good start to the Giro.

  4. New Zealander George Bennett:

    I was going pretty fast on the time trial doing a recon for the Giro.

  5. Vincenzo Nibali:

    He did not do great but I'm expecting him to get better as the race goes on, i was good today, but on the Giro you have to be cautious because if you're not it can backfire.

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