Gird meaning

gûrd
To prepare for action.
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To jeer or jeer at.
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A sarcastic remark.
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To encircle or fasten with a belt or band.
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To surround, encircle, or enclose.
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To prepare (oneself) for action.
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Gibe; scoff; jeer.
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To bind with a flexible rope or cord.

The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.

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To encircle with, or as if with a belt.

The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.

Our home is girt by sea... - Advance Australia Fair.

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To prepare oneself for an action.
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A stroke with a rod or switch.
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A severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
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To jeer at.
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(intransitive) To jeer.
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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.

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To prepare (oneself) for action.
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gird (up) (one's) loins
  • To summon up one's inner resources in preparation for action.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of gird

  • Middle English girden from Old English gyrdan gher-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English girden to strike
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English gyrdan (“to put a belt around, to put a girdle around”). Cognate with Albanian ngërthej (“to tie together by weaving, to bind”).
    From Wiktionary