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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)