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gar·ter

 (gär′tər)
n.
1.
a. An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.
b. A suspender strap with a fastener attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a stocking or sock.
c. An elasticized band worn around the arm to keep the sleeve pushed up.
2. Garter
a. The badge of the Order of the Garter.
b. The order itself.
c. Membership in the order.
tr.v. gar·tered, gar·ter·ing, gar·ters
1. To fasten and hold with a garter.
2. To put a garter on.

[Middle English, band to support socks, from Old North French gartier, from garet, bend of the knee, probably of Celtic origin.]

garter

(ˈɡɑːtə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a band, usually of elastic, worn round the arm or leg to hold up a shirtsleeve, sock, or stocking
2. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. an elastic strap attached to a belt or corset having a fastener at the end, for holding up women's stockings
b. a similar fastener attached to a garter belt worn by men in order to support socks. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): suspender
3. have someone's guts for garters See gut10
vb
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to fasten, support, or secure with or as if with a garter
[C14: from Old Northern French gartier, from garet bend of the knee, probably of Celtic origin]

Garter

(ˈɡɑːtə)
n
1. (Heraldry) See Order of the Garter
2. (Heraldry) (sometimes not capital)
a. the badge of this Order
b. membership of this Order

gar•ter

(ˈgɑr tər)
n.
1. a device for holding up a stocking or sock, usu. an elastic band worn around the leg or an elastic strap hanging from an undergarment.
2. a similar band worn to hold up a shirt sleeve.
3. Brit. (cap.)
a. the badge of the Order of the Garter.
b. the Order itself.
v.t.
4. to fasten with a garter.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old North French gartier, derivative of garet the bend of the knee < Celtic]

garter


Past participle: gartered
Gerund: gartering

Imperative
garter
garter
Present
I garter
you garter
he/she/it garters
we garter
you garter
they garter
Preterite
I gartered
you gartered
he/she/it gartered
we gartered
you gartered
they gartered
Present Continuous
I am gartering
you are gartering
he/she/it is gartering
we are gartering
you are gartering
they are gartering
Present Perfect
I have gartered
you have gartered
he/she/it has gartered
we have gartered
you have gartered
they have gartered
Past Continuous
I was gartering
you were gartering
he/she/it was gartering
we were gartering
you were gartering
they were gartering
Past Perfect
I had gartered
you had gartered
he/she/it had gartered
we had gartered
you had gartered
they had gartered
Future
I will garter
you will garter
he/she/it will garter
we will garter
you will garter
they will garter
Future Perfect
I will have gartered
you will have gartered
he/she/it will have gartered
we will have gartered
you will have gartered
they will have gartered
Future Continuous
I will be gartering
you will be gartering
he/she/it will be gartering
we will be gartering
you will be gartering
they will be gartering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gartering
you have been gartering
he/she/it has been gartering
we have been gartering
you have been gartering
they have been gartering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gartering
you will have been gartering
he/she/it will have been gartering
we will have been gartering
you will have been gartering
they will have been gartering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gartering
you had been gartering
he/she/it had been gartering
we had been gartering
you had been gartering
they had been gartering
Conditional
I would garter
you would garter
he/she/it would garter
we would garter
you would garter
they would garter
Past Conditional
I would have gartered
you would have gartered
he/she/it would have gartered
we would have gartered
you would have gartered
they would have gartered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garter - a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)garter - a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
Verb1.garter - fasten with or as if with a garter
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Translations
jarreteljarretelle
hosebåndstrømpebånd

garter

[ˈgɑːtəʳ]
A. N (for stocking, sock) → liga f (US) (= suspender) → liguero m, portaligas m inv
Order of the GarterOrden f de la Jarretera
Knight of the GarterCaballero m de la Orden de la Jarretera
B. CPD garter belt N (US) → liguero m, portaligas m inv

garter

[ˈgɑːrr] n
(for sock)fixe-chaussette m; (for stockings)jarretière f
(US) (= suspender) → jarretelle fgarter belt n (US)porte-jarretelles m inv

garter

nStrumpfband nt; (US: = strap for stocking) → Strumpfhalter m; the (Order of the) Garterder Hosenbandorden

garter

:
garter belt
n (US) → Strumpf- or Hüftgürtel m
garter snake
nRingelnatter f
garter stitch
nrechts-rechts gestricktes Muster; 5 rows garter5 Reihen rechts-rechts gestrickt

garter

[ˈgɑːtəʳ] ngiarrettiera (Am) (suspender) → gancio (di reggicalze)
References in classic literature ?
Wopsle's (who had never been heard of before) coming in with a star and garter on, as a plenipotentiary of great power direct from the Admiralty, to say that the Swabs were all to go to prison on the spot, and that he had brought the boatswain down the Union Jack, as a slight acknowledgment of his public services.
Diplomat or not, I don't know; I only know that he charged himself on my account with a mission, which he terminated so entirely to my satisfaction, that had I been king, I should have instantly created him knight of all my orders, even had I been able to offer him the Golden Fleece and the Garter.
He turned to a closet where his own orders were locked up, and took out two ribbons of the Order of the Garter.
Wild vines entangled the trees and flaunted in their faces; brambles and briers caught their clothes as they passed; the garter snake glided across their path; the spotted toad hopped and waddled before them; and the restless catbird mewed at them from every thicket.
made me a knight of the Garter, and Queen Anne of Austria has given me the cordon of the Holy Ghost.
Enter LORD CAVERSHAM, an old gentleman of seventy, wearing the riband and star of the Garter.
Above the swelling calf of one leg he wore, as a garter, a single string of white beads.
A garter of white cowrie shells encircled one leg just below the knee.
Here also were the valiant Earl of Angus, Sir Thomas Banaster with his garter over his greave, Sir Nele Loring, second cousin to Sir Nigel, and a long column of Welsh footmen who marched under the red banner of Merlin.
In winter when he was too lazy to skate or slide himself they pulled him about on the ice by a garter tied round his waist.
There are, no doubt, authenticated instances of gentlemen having given up ladies and ladies having given up gentlemen to meritorious rivals, under circumstances of great high-mindedness; but is it quite established that the majority of such ladies and gentlemen have not made a virtue of necessity, and nobly resigned what was beyond their reach; as a private soldier might register a vow never to accept the order of the Garter, or a poor curate of great piety and learning, but of no family--save a very large family of children--might renounce a bishopric?
It was so old, that it began to think of marriage; and it happened that it came to be washed in company with a garter.