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Girt definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GIRT, pret. and pp. of gird.
GIRT, v.t. To gird; to surround.
[This verb, if derived from the noun, girt, may be proper.]
GIRT

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: Middle English girten, alteration of girden Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. gird 2. to fasten by means of a girth intransitive verb to measure in girth

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. past part. of GIRD(1). 2. var. of GIRTH.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gird Gird, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girtor Girded; p. pr. & vb. n. Girding.] [OE. girden, gurden, AS. gyrdan; akin to OS. gurdian, D. gorden, OHG. gurten, G. g["u]rten, Icel. gyr?a, Sw. gjorda, Dan. giorde, Goth. biga['i]rdan to begird, and prob. to E. yard an inclosure. Cf. Girth, n. & v., Girt, v. t.] 1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band. 2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc. 3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass. That Nyseian isle, Girt with the River Triton. --Milton. 4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest. I girded thee about with fine linen. --Ezek. xvi. 10. The Son . . . appeared Girt with omnipotence. --Milton. 5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest. Thou hast girded me with strength. --Ps. xviii. 39. To gird on, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely, like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword. Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. --1 Kings xx. 11. To gird up, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and strengthen, as with a girdle. He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab. --1 Kings xviii. 46. Gird up the loins of your mind. --1 Pet. i. 13. Girt up; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or constantly active; strenuous; striving. ``A severer, more girt-up way of living.'' --J. C. Shairp.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girt Girt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girted; p. pr. & vb. n. Girting.] [From Girt, n., cf. Girth, v.] To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree. We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And girt thee with the sword. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girt Girt, imp. & p. p. of Gird.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girt Girt, a. (Naut.) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Girt Girt (g[~e]rt), n. Same as Girth.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also girth) 1. Belly-band. 2. Circumference, distance around.



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