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GIRD (girt)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gird mean? 

GIRD (verb)
  The verb GIRD has 4 senses:

1. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
2. encircle or bind
3. put a girdle on or around
4. bind with something round or circular

  Familiarity information: GIRD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIRD (verb)


Sense 1gird [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare oneself for a military confrontation

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

arm; gird; build up; fortify

Context examples:

The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East / troops are building up on the Iraqi border

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gird"):

re-arm; rearm (arm anew)

forearm (arm in advance of a confrontation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2gird [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Encircle or bind

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

begird; girt; girth; gird

Context example:

Trees girded the green fields

Hypernyms (to "gird" is one way to...):

circle; encircle; environ; ring; round; surround (be around)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3gird [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a girdle on or around

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

girdle; gird

Context example:

gird your loins

Hypernyms (to "gird" is one way to...):

border; skirt; surround (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4gird [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bind with something round or circular

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

encircle; gird

Hypernyms (to "gird" is one way to...):

bind (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gird"):

hoop (bind or fasten with a hoop)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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