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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 ?
A man who will never more be trapped--whom no blandishments will cajole, whom no threats will frighten; who from tonight on will move forward, and not backward, who will study and understand, who will gird on his sword and take his place in the army of his comrades and brothers.
They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humanity; but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountainhead.
It was so with all of us, but with no one more than Drummle: the development of whose inclination to gird in a grudging and suspicious way at the rest, was screwed out of him before the fish was taken off.
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.
Arme, Warriours, Arme for fight, the foe at hand, Whom fled we thought, will save us long pursuit This day, fear not his flight; so thick a Cloud He comes, and settl'd in his face I see Sad resolution and secure: let each His Adamantine coat gird well, and each Fit well his Helme, gripe fast his orbed Shield, Born eevn or high, for this day will pour down, If I conjecture aught, no drizling showr, But ratling storm of Arrows barbd with fire.
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.
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.
Go into harness again, gird on your sword, run after adventures, and leave as in old times a little of your fat on the roadside.
Pepperell consented to shut up his ledger, gird on a sword, and assume the title of general.
That task being accomplished, you are to put on his sandals, in order to follow in your father's footsteps, and to gird on his sword, so that you may fight giants and dragons, as King Aegeus did in his youth.
Rough and steep was the path indicated by divine suggestion; mossy and declining the green way along which Temptation strewed flowers; but whereas, methought, the Deity of Love, the Friend of all that exists, would smile well-pleased were I to gird up my loins and address myself to the rude ascent; so, on the other hand, each inclination to the velvet declivity seemed to kindle a gleam of triumph on the brow of the man-hating, God-defying demon.
The son of Atreus shouted aloud and bade the Argives gird themselves for battle while he put on his armour.