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GIRTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does girth mean? 

GIRTH (noun)
  The noun GIRTH has 2 senses:

1. the distance around a person's body
2. stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

  Familiarity information: GIRTH used as a noun is rare.


GIRTH (verb)
  The verb GIRTH has 2 senses:

1. encircle or bind
2. tie a cinch around

  Familiarity information: GIRTH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIRTH (noun)


Sense 1girth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The distance around a person's body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("girth" is a kind of...):

circumference; perimeter (the size of something as given by the distance around it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "girth"):

spread (the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age))


Sense 2girth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cinch; girth

Hypernyms ("girth" is a kind of...):

saddlery; stable gear; tack (gear for a horse)

Holonyms ("girth" is a part of...):

harness (stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart)


GIRTH (verb)


Sense 1girth [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 "girth" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2girth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tie a cinch around

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cinch; girth

Context example:

cinch horses

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

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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