Gird

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gird \Gird\, verb (used with an object) [See {Gird}, noun, and cf. {Girde}, v.]

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. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gird \Gird\, verb (used without an object) To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.

Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gird \Gird\ (g[~e]rd), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Girt}or {Girded}; p. 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}, noun & v., {Girt}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.

2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.

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. 10.

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. 39.

{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. 11.

{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 Kings xviii. 46.

Gird up the loins of your mind. --1 Pet. i. 13.

{Girt up}; 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gird \Gird\ (g[~e]rd), noun [See {Yard} a measure.]

1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gird

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" [syn: {arm}, {build up}, {fortify}, {gird}] [ant: {demilitarise}, {demilitarize}, {disarm}]

2: put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: {girdle}, {gird}]

3: bind with something round or circular [syn: {gird}, {encircle}]


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