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Girdle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GIRD'LE, n.
1. A band or belt; something drawn round the waist of a person, and tied or buckled; as a girdle of fine lines; a leathern girdle.
2. Inclosure; circumference.
3. The zodiac.
4. A round iron plate for baking.
5. Among jewelers,the line which encompasses the stone, parallel to the horizon.
GIRD'LE, v.t. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
1. To inclose; to enrivon; to shut in.
2. In America, to make a circular incision, like a belt, through the bark and alburnum of a tree to kill it.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an encircling or ringlike structure
2: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers [syn: girdle, cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth]
3: a woman's close-fitting foundation garment [syn: corset, girdle, stays] v
1: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant" [syn: girdle, deaden]
2: put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: girdle, gird]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English girdel, from Old English gyrdel; akin to Old High German gurtil girdle, Old English gyrdan to gird Date: before 12th century 1. something that encircles or confines: as a. an article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist b. a woman's close-fitting undergarment often boned and usually elasticized that extends from the waist to below the hips c. (1) shoulder girdle (2) pelvic girdle 2. the edge of a brilliant that is grasped by the setting see brilliant illustration II. transitive verb (girdled; girdling) Date: 1582 1. to encircle with or as if with a girdle 2. to cut away the bark and cambium in a ring around (a plant) usually to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients 3. to move around ; circle <girdled the world>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. 1 a belt or cord worn round the waist. 2 a woman's corset extending from waist to thigh. 3 a thing that surrounds like a girdle. 4 the bony support for a limb (pelvic girdle). 5 the part of a cut gem dividing the crown from the base and embraced by the setting. 6 a ring round a tree made by the removal of bark. --v.tr. 1 surround with a girdle. 2 remove a ring of bark from (a tree), esp. to make it more fruitful. Etymology: OE gyrdel: see GIRD(1) 2. n. Sc. & N.Engl. a circular iron plate placed over a fire or otherwise heated for baking, toasting, etc. Etymology: var. of GRIDDLE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girdle Gir"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled; p. pr. & vb. n. Girdling.] 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. --Shak. 2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in. Those sleeping stones, That as a waist doth girdle you about. --Shak. 3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girdle Gir"dle, n. A griddle. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girdle Gir"dle, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr. gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. g["u]rtel, Icel. gyr?ill. See Gird, v. t., to encircle, and cf. Girth, n.] 1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus. Within the girdle of these walls. --Shak. Their breasts girded with golden girdles. --Rev. xv. 6. 2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic] --Bacon. From the world's girdle to the frozen pole. --Cowper. That gems the starry girdle of the year. --Campbell. 3. (Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant. --Knight. 4. (Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone. --Raymond. 5. (Zo["o]l.) The clitellus of an earthworm. Girdle bone (Anat.), the sphenethmoid. See under Sphenethmoid. Girdle wheel, a spinning wheel. Sea girdle (Zo["o]l.), a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle, under Venus. Shoulder, Pectoral, & Pelvic, girdle. (Anat.) See under Pectoral, and Pelvic. To have under the girdle, to have bound to one, that is, in subjection.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girdle Gir"dle, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr. gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. g["u]rtel, Icel. gyr?ill. See Gird, v. t., to encircle, and cf. Girth, n.] 1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus. Within the girdle of these walls. --Shak. Their breasts girded with golden girdles. --Rev. xv. 6. 2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic] --Bacon. From the world's girdle to the frozen pole. --Cowper. That gems the starry girdle of the year. --Campbell. 3. (Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant. --Knight. 4. (Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone. --Raymond. 5. (Zo["o]l.) The clitellus of an earthworm. Girdle bone (Anat.), the sphenethmoid. See under Sphenethmoid. Girdle wheel, a spinning wheel. Sea girdle (Zo["o]l.), a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle, under Venus. Shoulder, Pectoral, & Pelvic, girdle. (Anat.) See under Pectoral, and Pelvic. To have under the girdle, to have bound to one, that is, in subjection.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(girdles, girdling, girdled) A girdle is a piece of women's underwear that fits tightly around the stomach and hips. N-COUNT

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. hagor, a girdle of any kind worn by soldiers (1 Sam. 18:4; 2 Sam. 20:8; 1 Kings 2:5; 2 Kings 3:21) or women (Isa. 3:24).

(2.) Heb. 'ezor, something "bound," worn by prophets (2 Kings 1:8; Jer. 13:1), soldiers (Isa. 5:27; 2 Sam. 20:8; Ezek. 23:15), Kings (Job 12:18).

(3.) Heb. mezah, a "band," a girdle worn by men alone (Ps. 109:19; Isa. 22:21).

(4.) Heb. 'abnet, the girdle of sacerdotal and state officers (Ex. 28:4, 39, 40; 29:9; 39:29).

(5.) Heb. hesheb, the "curious girdle" (Ex. 28:8; R.V., "cunningly woven band") was attached to the ephod, and was made of the same material.

The common girdle was made of leather (2 Kings 1:8; Matt. 3:4); a finer sort of linen (Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10; Dan. 10:5). Girdles of sackcloth were worn in token of sorrow (Isa. 3:24; 22:12). They were variously fastened to the wearer (Mark 1:6; Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10).

The girdle was a symbol of strength and power (Job 12:18, 21; 30:11; Isa. 22:21; 45:5). "Righteousness and faithfulness" are the girdle of the Messiah (Isa. 11:5).

Girdles were used as purses or pockets (Matt. 10:9. A. V., "purses;" R.V., marg., "girdles." Also Mark 6:8).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

gur'-d'-l.

See ARMOR; DRESS.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Band (for the waist), belt, cincture, cestus. II. v. a. 1. Gird, bind round. 2. Environ, encompass, surround, enclose, embrace, girt, shut in. 3. [U. S.] Cut round, incise about, cut a girth round the bark of.

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