Found 3 items, similar to gird.
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v 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 Iraqui border”
, build up
] [ant: disarm
2: encircle or bind; “Trees girded the green fields”
3: put a girdle on or around; “gird your loins”
4: bind with something round or circular [syn: encircle
English → English
(g[~e]rd), n. [See Yard
1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a
Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds
and twinges which the atheist feels. --Tillotson.
2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. --Shak.
, v. t. [See Gird
, n., and cf. Girde
1. To strike; to smite. [Obs.]
To slay him and to girden off his head. --Chaucer.
2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.
, v. i.
To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. --Shak.
(g[~e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girt
pr. & vb. n. Girding
.] [OE. girden, gurden, AS. gyrdan;
akin to OS. gurdian, D. gorden, OHG. gurten, G. g["u]rten,
Icel. gyr[eth]a, Sw. gjorda, Dan. giorde, Goth. biga['i]rdan
to begird, and prob. to E. yard an inclosure. Cf. Girth
& v., Girt
, v. t.]
1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle,
3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
That Nyseian isle,
Girt with the River Triton. --Milton.
4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
I girded thee about with fine linen. --Ezek. xvi.
The Son . . . appeared
Girt with omnipotence. --Milton.
5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's
self for a contest.
Thou hast girded me with strength. --Ps. xviii.
To gird on
, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely,
like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword.
Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast
himself as he that putteth it off. --1 Kings xx.
To gird up
, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and
strengthen, as with a girdle.
He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab. --1
Gird up the loins of your mind. --1 Pet. i.
; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for
work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the
long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it
before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or
constantly active; strenuous; striving. “A severer, more
girt-up way of living.”
--J. C. Shairp.