Girth definitions

gûrth
The distance around something; the circumference.
noun
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Size; bulk.

A person of large girth.

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A strap encircling an animal's body in order to secure a load or saddle on its back; a cinch.
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To measure the circumference of.
verb
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To encircle.
verb
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To secure with a girth.
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A band put around the belly of a horse or other animal for holding a saddle, pack, etc.
noun
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The circumference, as of a tree trunk or person's waist.
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To measure in girth.
verb
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To girdle; encircle.
verb
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To fasten or bind with a girth.
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The definition of girth is the distance around someone or something, or a strap that goes around an animal's body to secure a load.

When you have a 32 inch waist size, this is an example of a time when you have a 32 inch girth.

A strap that is used to hold a saddle on a horse is an example of a girth.

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The distance measured around an object.
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A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddles in place.
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The part of an animal around which the girth fits.
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(informal) One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.
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A small horizontal brace or girder.
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To bind as if with a girth or band.

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Origin of girth

Old Norse gjǫrð (whence the Icelandic gjörð), akin to Gothic (gairda), German Gurt. Cognate with Albanian ngërthej (“to tie, bind, fasten”).