What does girth mean?

Definitions for girthgɜrθ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. girth(noun)

    the distance around a person's body

  2. cinch, girth(verb)

    stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

  3. cinch, girth(verb)

    tie a cinch around

    "cinch horses"


  1. Girth(n.)

    The measure around any object, such as a body at the waist or belly, or a box ; the circumference of anything; as, in order to be acceptable for mailing, the total of height and girth of a package must not exceed 63 inches.

  2. Origin: [Icel. gjr girdle, or ger girth; akin to Goth. garda girdle. See Gird to girt, and cf. Girdle, n.]


  1. girth(Noun)

    The distance measured around an object.

  2. girth(Noun)

    A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddles in place.

  3. girth(Noun)

    One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.

  4. Origin: gjǫrð (whence the Icelandic gjörð), akin to Gothic 033203300339034203330330, German Gurt. Cognate with Albanian ngërthej.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Girth(noun)

    a band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse

  2. Girth(noun)

    the measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the circumference of anything

  3. Girth(noun)

    a small horizontal brace or girder

  4. Girth(verb)

    to bind as with a girth

  5. Origin: [Icel. gjr girdle, or ger girth; akin to Goth. garda girdle. See Gird to girt, and cf. Girdle, n.]


  1. Girth

    In graph theory, the girth of a graph is the length of a shortest cycle contained in the graph. If the graph does not contain any cycles, its girth is defined to be infinity. For example, a 4-cycle has girth 4. A grid has girth 4 as well, and a triangular mesh has girth 3. A graph with girth four or more is triangle-free.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Girth

    gėrth, n. belly-band of a saddle: measure round the waist.—Also Girt.

Anagrams for girth »

  1. grith, right

  2. Grith


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of girth in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of girth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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