a garment worn on the upper half of the body
put a shirt on
An article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
a member of the shirt-wearing team.
Origin: scyrte, from *skurtijōn. Cognate with Dutch schort, German Schürze. skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; compare also short, from the same ultimate source.
a loose under-garment for the upper part of the body, made of cotton, linen, or other material; -- formerly used of the under-garment of either sex, now commonly restricted to that worn by men and boys
to cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt
Origin: [OE. schirte, sherte, schurte; akin to Icel. skyrta, Dan. skiorte, Sw. skjorta, Dan. skirt a petticoat, D. schort a petticoat, an argon, G. schurz, schrze, an argon; all probably from the root of E. short, as being originally a short garment. See Short, and cf. Skirt.]
A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body. Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for almost any garment other than outerwear such as sweaters, coats, jackets, or undergarments such as bras, vests or base layers. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs and a full vertical opening with buttons or snaps.. A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shėrt, n. a short garment worn next the body by men: an interior lining in a blast-furnace.—v.t. to cover as with a shirt.—ns. Shirt′-frill, a fine cambric frill worn in the early years of the 19th century on the breast of the shirt; Shirt′-front, that part of the shirt which is open and covers the breast, generally of finer material, starched stiffly; Shirt′ing, cloth for shirts: shirts collectively.—adj. Shirt′less, without a shirt.—ns. Shirt′-sleeve, the sleeve of a shirt; Shirt′-waist, a woman's overgarment or blouse, coming to the waist and belted there.—Bloody shirt, a blood-stained shirt, as the symbol of murder; Boiled shirt, a white shirt clean washed; In one's shirt-sleeves, without the coat. [Scand.; Ice. skyrta—skortr, shortness.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3590
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2752
Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Nouns Frequency: #1207
The numerical value of shirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of shirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of shirt in a Sentence
The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt.
If you think about it, it’s like wearing a button up shirt.
But we need to know if you saw our blond-hair with the orange shirt.
They wanted him to look like a badass with his shirt off, lean and mean.
It is not enough to exchange the gray T-shirt and jeans for suit and tie.
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Translations for shirt
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кашуля, рубашка, сарочкаBelarusian
- camisaCatalan, Valencian
- bluse, skjorte, trøjeDanish
- کرته, پیراهنPersian
- himdWestern Frisian
- lèineScottish Gaelic
- վերնաշապիկ, շապիկArmenian
- ワイシャツ, シャツJapanese
- satiKikuyu, Gikuyu
- жейде, көйлекKazakh
- 남방, 셔츠, 와이 셔츠Korean
- HiemLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- маица, кошулаMacedonian
- дотуур цамцMongolian
- baju, kemejaMalay
- shirt, hemd, overhemdDutch
- skjorteNorwegian Nynorsk
- deijiʼ ééʼNavajo, Navaho
- ختPashto, Pushto
- сорочка, рубашкаRussian
- кошуља, мајица, majica, рубача, košulja, rubačaSerbo-Croatian
- srajca, majicaSlovene
- skjorta, tröjaSwedish
- курта, пироҳанTajik
- เสื้อเชิ้ต, เสื้อThai
- kamiseta, kamisaTagalog
- сорочка, кошуляUkrainian
- قمیض, قمیص, شرٹUrdu
- áo sơ miVietnamese
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