Gird is defined as to tighten or enclose with a band or belt.(verb)
An example of gird is using a belt to make a pair of pants tighter.
See gird in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
Origin: ME girden, to strike, assail with words < ? OE *gyrdan for *gierdan, lit., to rod < gierd, gerd, a rod (see yard): infl. by gird
See gird in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb gird·ed or girt (gûrt), gird·ing, girds verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English girden
Origin: , from Old English gyrdan; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.
intr. & tr.v. gird·ed, gird·ing, girds
Origin: Middle English girden, to strike.
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