transitive verb girded 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
ME girden < OE gyrdan, akin to Ger gürten < IE base *gherdh-, to enclose > yard