What does shirt mean?

Definitions for shirt
ʃɜrtshirt

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. shirt(Noun)

    a member of the shirt-wearing team.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Shirt

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce shirt?

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    Karen
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How to say shirt in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Anna Pantelia:

    It was very dramatic to see a baby's T-shirt on the street because you know what's going on in the island, you see people that are sleeping on the streets. That was when I understood how bad things are.

  2. Christopher Huizar:

    We're running and I didn’t realize how bad it was until he's like, 'my hand!' and that’s when I took my shirt off and I wrapped it around and there was blood everywhere, like so much blood.

  3. Tough Mudder Van Zile:

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

  4. Katie Griffin:

    He's a strong-willed guy, he'd give you the shirt off his back. He was so excited to become a father.

  5. Tapas Strickland:

    The U.S. economy remains the least dirty t-shirt in the global laundry basket. The dollar was stronger across the board in response.

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