What does shirt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shirt(verb)

    a garment worn on the upper half of the body

  2. shirt(verb)

    put a shirt on


  1. shirt(Noun)

    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.

  2. shirt(Noun)

    a member of the shirt-wearing team.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shirt(noun)

    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

  2. Shirt

    to cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt

  3. 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.]


  1. Shirt

    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

  1. Shirt

    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. skyrtaskortr, shortness.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. SHIRT

    Every man's bosom friend.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3590

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2752

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shirt' in Nouns Frequency: #1207

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shirt in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Cowan:

    The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt.

  2. Tough Mudder Van Zile:

    If you think about it, it’s like wearing a button up shirt.

  3. Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton:

    But we need to know if you saw our blond-hair with the orange shirt.

  4. Jason Walsh:

    They wanted him to look like a badass with his shirt off, lean and mean.

  5. Nadine Schoen:

    It is not enough to exchange the gray T-shirt and jeans for suit and tie.

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