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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 ?
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.
But the garter was so bashful, so modest, and thought it was a strange question to answer.
He had not entered far into the wood before he beheld a most shocking sight indeed, a woman stript half naked, under the hands of a ruffian, who had put his garter round her neck, and was endeavouring to draw her up to a tree.
The redeemed captive had not altogether so much of the human-angelic species: she seemed to be at least of the middle age, nor had her face much appearance of beauty; but her cloaths being torn from all the upper part of her body, her breasts, which were well formed and extremely white, attracted the eyes of her deliverer, and for a few moments they stood silent, and gazing at each other; till the ruffian on the ground beginning to move, Jones took the garter which had been intended for another purpose, and bound both his hands behind him.
He turned to a closet where his own orders were locked up, and took out two ribbons of the Order of the Garter.
a fine prize, friend Mordaunt; we have both myself and Monsieur du Vallon, taken two Knights of the Garter, nothing less.
made me a knight of the Garter, and Queen Anne of Austria has given me the cordon of the Holy Ghost.
In thy claws, ruthless robber, Thou bearest away The heart of a meek Loving maid for thy prey, Three kerchiefs thou stealest, And garters a pair, From legs than the whitest Of marble more fair; And the sighs that pursue thee Would burn to the ground Two thousand Troy Towns, If so many were found.
All the while the unhappy Altisidora was bewailing herself in the above strain Don Quixote stood staring at her; and without uttering a word in reply to her he turned round to Sancho and said, "Sancho my friend, I conjure thee by the life of thy forefathers tell me the truth; say, hast thou by any chance taken the three kerchiefs and the garters this love-sick maid speaks of?
But the most ordinary cause of a single life, is liberty, especially in certain self-pleasing and humorous minds, which are so sensible of every restraint, as they will go near to think their girdles and garters, to be bonds and shackles.
I have seen corsets thus made beautiful by him valued at five hundred pounds, and he never paints a pair of garters for less than a hundred.
But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behoves me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.