GIRD

GIRD

WordNet



verb


(1)   Prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
"Troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
(2)   Bind with something round or circular
(3)   Put a girdle on or around
"Gird your loins"
(4)   Encircle or bind
"Trees girded the green fields"
Wiktonary



Etymology 1



Verb



  1. To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
    The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
  2. To encircle with, or as if with a belt.
    The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.
    Our home is girt by sea... - Advance Australia Fair

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