- Gird is defined as to tighten or enclose with a band or belt.
An example of gird is using a belt to make a pair of pants tighter.
transitive verbgirded or girt, girding
- to encircle or fasten with a belt or band
- to surround, encircle, or enclose
- to equip, furnish, clothe, etc.
- to endow with some attribute
- to prepare (oneself) for action
Origin of girdMiddle English girden ; from Old English gyrdan, akin to German gürten ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gherdh-, to enclose from source yard
Origin of girdMiddle English girden, to strike, assail with words ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English an unverified form gyrdan for an unverified form gierdan, literally , to rod ; from gierd, gerd, a rod (see yard): influenced, influence by gird
verbgird·ed or girt , gird·ing, girds
- a. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.b. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.c. To surround.
- To prepare (oneself) for action.
Origin of girdMiddle English girden, from Old English gyrdan; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.
intr. & tr.v.gird·ed, gird·ing, girds
Origin of girdMiddle English girden, to strike.
(third-person singular simple present girds, present participle girding, simple past and past participle girded or girt)
Old English gyrdan (“to put a belt around, to put a girdle around”). Cognate with Albanian ngërthej (“to tie together by weaving, to bind”).
(third-person singular simple present girds, present participle girding, simple past and past participle girded)