What does undergird mean?

Definitions for undergirdˌʌn dərˈgɜrd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undergird(verb)

    lend moral support to

  2. undergird, brace up(verb)

    make secure underneath

    "undergird the ship"


  1. undergird(Verb)

    To strengthen, secure, or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of an object.

  2. undergird(Verb)

    To give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis; provide supportive evidence for.

  3. undergird(Verb)

    To lend moral support to.

  4. undergird(Verb)

    To secure below or underneath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undergird(verb)

    to blind below; to gird round the bottom

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undergird

    un-dėr-gird′, v.t. to gird or bind under or below: to gird round the bottom.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undergird in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undergird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barack Obama:

    So we'll see how they operate once a nomination has been made, i'm confident that whoever I select, among fair-minded people, will be viewed as an imminently qualified person, and it will then be up to Senate Republicans to decide whether they want to follow the Constitution and abide by the rules of fair play that ultimately undergird our democracy and that ensure that the Supreme Court does not just become one more extension of our polarized politics. If and when that happens, our system's not going to work.

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