-·girt′ or -·gird′ed, -·girt′, -·gird′ing
- to bind around; gird
- to encircle; surround; encompass
Origin of begirdMiddle English bigirden ; from Old English begyrdan ; from be- + gyrdan: see be- and amp; gird
transitive verbbe·girt or be·gird·ed, be·girt, be·gird·ing, be·girds
To encircle with or as if with a band.
(third-person singular simple present begirds, present participle begirding, simple past and past participle begirded)