transitive verbgird′ed or girt, gird′ing
- 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