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gird 1

 (gûrd)
v. gird·ed or girt (gûrt), gird·ing, girds
v.tr.
1.
a. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
b. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
c. To surround.
2. To prepare (oneself) for action.
v.intr.
To prepare for action: "Men still spoke of peace but girded more sternly for war" (W. Bruce Lincoln).
Idiom:
gird (up) (one's) loins
To summon up one's inner resources in preparation for action.

[Middle English girden, from Old English gyrdan; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

gird 2

 (gûrd)
intr. & tr.v. gird·ed, gird·ing, girds
To jeer or jeer at.
n.
A sarcastic remark.

[Middle English girden, to strike.]

gird

(ɡɜːd)
vb (tr) , girds, girding, girded or girt
1. to put a belt, girdle, etc, around (the waist or hips)
2. to bind or secure with or as if with a belt: to gird on one's armour.
3. to surround; encircle
4. to prepare (oneself) for action (esp in the phrase gird (up) one's loins)
5. to endow with a rank, attribute, etc, esp knighthood
[Old English gyrdan, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrtha, Old High German gurten]

gird

(ɡɜːd)
vb
1. (when: intr, foll by at) to jeer (at someone); mock
2. (tr) to strike (a blow at someone)
3. (intr) to move at high speed
n
4.
a. a blow or stroke
b. a taunt; gibe
5. a display of bad temper or anger (esp in the phrases in a gird; throw a gird)
[C13 girden to strike, cut, of unknown origin]

gird

(ɡɪrd)
n
Scot a hoop, esp a child's hoop. Also: girr
[a Scot variant of girth]

gird1

(gɜrd)

v.t. girded or girt, gird•ing.
1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band.
2. to surround; enclose; hem in.
3. to prepare (oneself) for action; brace.
4. to equip or invest, as with power or strength.
Idioms:
gird (up) one's loins, to prepare oneself for something requiring strength or endurance.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English gyrdan, c. Old Saxon gurdian, Old High German gurten, Old Norse gyrtha]
gird′ing•ly, adv.

gird2

(gɜrd)
v.i.
1. to gibe; jeer (usu. fol. by at).
v.t.
2. to gibe or jeer at; taunt.
n.
3. a gibe.
[1175-1225;Middle English gyrd a stroke, blow, hence a cutting remark, derivative of girden to strike, of obscure orig.]

gird


Past participle: girded/girt
Gerund: girding

Imperative
gird
gird
Present
I gird
you gird
he/she/it girds
we gird
you gird
they gird
Preterite
I girded/girt
you girded/girt
he/she/it girded/girt
we girded/girt
you girded/girt
they girded/girt
Present Continuous
I am girding
you are girding
he/she/it is girding
we are girding
you are girding
they are girding
Present Perfect
I have girded/girt
you have girded/girt
he/she/it has girded/girt
we have girded/girt
you have girded/girt
they have girded/girt
Past Continuous
I was girding
you were girding
he/she/it was girding
we were girding
you were girding
they were girding
Past Perfect
I had girded/girt
you had girded/girt
he/she/it had girded/girt
we had girded/girt
you had girded/girt
they had girded/girt
Future
I will gird
you will gird
he/she/it will gird
we will gird
you will gird
they will gird
Future Perfect
I will have girded/girt
you will have girded/girt
he/she/it will have girded/girt
we will have girded/girt
you will have girded/girt
they will have girded/girt
Future Continuous
I will be girding
you will be girding
he/she/it will be girding
we will be girding
you will be girding
they will be girding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been girding
you have been girding
he/she/it has been girding
we have been girding
you have been girding
they have been girding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been girding
you will have been girding
he/she/it will have been girding
we will have been girding
you will have been girding
they will have been girding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been girding
you had been girding
he/she/it had been girding
we had been girding
you had been girding
they had been girding
Conditional
I would gird
you would gird
he/she/it would gird
we would gird
you would gird
they would gird
Past Conditional
I would have girded/girt
you would have girded/girt
he/she/it would have girded/girt
we would have girded/girt
you would have girded/girt
they would have girded/girt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gird - prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
re-arm, rearm - arm anew; "After the war, the defeated country was not allowed to rearm"
forearm - arm in advance of a confrontation
2.gird - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
3.gird - bind with something round or circular
hoop - bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

gird

verb
1. girdle, bind, belt The other knights urged Galahad to gird on his sword.
2. surround, ring, pen, enclose, encompass, encircle, hem in, enfold, engird a proposal to gird the river with a series of small hydroelectric dams
3. prepare, ready, steel, brace, fortify, make or get ready They are girding themselves for battle against a new enemy.

gird

verb
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
2. To shut in on all sides:
3. To present with a quality, trait, or power:
4. To prepare (oneself) for action:
Translations

gird

[gɜːd] (girded (girt (pt, pp))) VT (liter) → ceñir, rodear (with de) to gird o.s. for the fight or frayaprestarse para la lucha
to gird (up) one's loinsaprestarse para la lucha
see also loin
gird on VT + ADV to gird on one's swordceñirse la espada

gird

[ˈgɜːrd] vt
to gird o.s. for sth [+ battle, contest] → se préparer à or pour qch

gird

pret, ptp <girded or (rare) girt>
vt (old)gürten (old); (fig)umgeben; to gird oneselfsich gürten (with mit); (fig: = prepare) → sich wappnen; (→ für)
References in classic literature ?
Having done this, he directed one of the ladies to gird on his sword, which she did with great self-possession and gravity, and not a little was required to prevent a burst of laughter at each stage of the ceremony; but what they had already seen of the novice knight's prowess kept their laughter within bounds.
Preserve his army, put a bow of brass in the hands of those who have armed themselves in Thy Name, and gird their loins with strength for the fight.
I have a huge pile of letters to answer, so I must gird up the loins of my mind and hoe in.
Gird the black skin upon thy shoulders, and the wolves shall follow thee; all the three hundred and sixty and three of them that are left, and let him who shall be brought to thee gird on the skin of grey.
For I never could master the tasks of the morrow; no matter how much my mistress and fellow-pupils might gird at me, no matter how much I might repeat my lessons over and over to myself, knowledge never came with the morning.
Pepperell consented to shut up his ledger, gird on a sword, and assume the title of general.
Wapda employees and Wapda Hydro electric workers led by Divisional Chairman Asghar Ali Bijrani, Babu Younis, Incharge kandhkot Gird station Hakim Bahalkani, Abdul Razzaque Malik and others staged a sit-in in front of Karampur Gird Station and demanded safe recovery of Khosa.
Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif had approved twenty five billion rupees for establishment of regional gird.
The militants also took four transformers and five vehicles, and set the gird station on fire while escaping.
Liu expects that smart girds along with renewables would be able to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 10 billion tonnes by 2020.
Dubai Municipality, the organisers of the event, later handed Shamsudheen Abdul Khadar, secretary of GIRD, a trophy and a certificate recognising the fact that the NGO was the fifth largest group to have participated in the programme.
GIRD your loins for the great new Loose Women DVD, Let Loose, out now.