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girdle
brilliant-cut gemstone

gir·dle

 (gûr′dl)
n.
1.
a. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
b. Something that encircles like a belt.
c. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
2. A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.
3. The edge of a cut gem held by the setting.
4. Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.
tr.v. gir·dled, gir·dling, gir·dles
1. To encircle with a belt.
2. To form a circle around: a ring of hills that girdled the city.
3. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.

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

girdle

(ˈɡɜːdəl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's elastic corset covering the waist to the thigh
2. anything that surrounds or encircles
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a belt or sash
4. (Jewellery) jewellery the outer edge of a gem
5. (Anatomy) anatomy any encircling structure or part. See pectoral girdle, pelvic girdle
6. (Forestry) the mark left on a tree trunk after the removal of a ring of bark
vb (tr)
7. to put a girdle on or around
8. to surround or encircle
9. (Forestry) to remove a ring of bark from (a tree or branch), thus causing it to die
[Old English gyrdel, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrthill, Old Frisian gerdel, Old High German gurtila; see gird1]
ˈgirdle-ˌlike adj

girdle

(ˈɡɜːdəl)
n
(Cookery) dialect Scot and Northern English another word for griddle

gir•dle

(ˈgɜr dl)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. an undergarment, worn esp. by women, often boned or of elastic, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
2. a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
3. anything that encircles, confines, or limits.
4. the narrow edge or band between the upper and lower or front and back sections of a faceted gemstone.
5. either of two bony encircling frameworks connecting the vertebrate limbs to the axial skeleton.
6. a ring made around a tree trunk, branch, etc., by removing a band of bark.
v.t.
7. to encircle with a belt; gird.
8. to encompass; enclose; encircle.
9. to move around (something or someone) in a circle.
10. to cut away the bark and cambium in a ring around (a tree, branch, etc.).
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gyrdel, derivative of girdan to gird1]
gir′dle•like`, adj.

Girdle

 something that encircles or confines. See also chain, circle.
Examples: girdle of din [noises], 1879; of eminences, 1875; of forest, 1836; of perfection, 1879; of snow, 1860.

girdle


Past participle: girdled
Gerund: girdling

Imperative
girdle
girdle
Present
I girdle
you girdle
he/she/it girdles
we girdle
you girdle
they girdle
Preterite
I girdled
you girdled
he/she/it girdled
we girdled
you girdled
they girdled
Present Continuous
I am girdling
you are girdling
he/she/it is girdling
we are girdling
you are girdling
they are girdling
Present Perfect
I have girdled
you have girdled
he/she/it has girdled
we have girdled
you have girdled
they have girdled
Past Continuous
I was girdling
you were girdling
he/she/it was girdling
we were girdling
you were girdling
they were girdling
Past Perfect
I had girdled
you had girdled
he/she/it had girdled
we had girdled
you had girdled
they had girdled
Future
I will girdle
you will girdle
he/she/it will girdle
we will girdle
you will girdle
they will girdle
Future Perfect
I will have girdled
you will have girdled
he/she/it will have girdled
we will have girdled
you will have girdled
they will have girdled
Future Continuous
I will be girdling
you will be girdling
he/she/it will be girdling
we will be girdling
you will be girdling
they will be girdling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been girdling
you have been girdling
he/she/it has been girdling
we have been girdling
you have been girdling
they have been girdling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been girdling
you will have been girdling
he/she/it will have been girdling
we will have been girdling
you will have been girdling
they will have been girdling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been girdling
you had been girdling
he/she/it had been girdling
we had been girdling
you had been girdling
they had been girdling
Conditional
I would girdle
you would girdle
he/she/it would girdle
we would girdle
you would girdle
they would girdle
Past Conditional
I would have girdled
you would have girdled
he/she/it would have girdled
we would have girdled
you would have girdled
they would have girdled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
pectoral girdle - a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
2.girdle - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousersgirdle - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
cummerbund - a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo
3.girdle - a woman's close-fitting foundation garmentgirdle - a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
foundation garment, foundation - a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
panty girdle - a woman's undergarment that combines a girdle and panties
Verb1.girdle - cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting
2.girdle - 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"

girdle

noun
1. belt, band, fillet, sash, waistband, cummerbund These muscles hold in the waist like an invisible girdle.
verb
1. surround, ring, bound, enclose, encompass, hem, encircle, fence in, gird The old town centre is girdled by a boulevard lined with trees.

girdle

verb
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
2. To shut in on all sides:
Translations
حِزام، زُنّارمِشَد المَرأه
korzetopasekpás
bæltehofteholdersnor
csípõszorító
mittisól, belti
jostakorsete

girdle

[ˈgɜːdl]
A. N (= corset) → faja f; (= belt) → cinturón m (also fig)
B. VTceñir, rodear (also fig) (with con)

girdle

[ˈgɜːrdəl]
n (= corset) → gaine f
vtceindre

girdle

1
n
(= belt, also fig) → Gürtel m
(= corset)Hüftgürtel or -halter m
vt (lit)gürten; (fig)umgeben

girdle

[ˈgɜːdl] n (corset) → busto, corsetto; (belt) → cintura

girdle

(ˈgəːdl) noun
1. a belt or cord worn round the waist. She wore a girdle round her tunic.
2. an undergarment worn by women in order to appear thinner.

gir·dle

n. faja, cinturón;
pelvic ___cinturón pélvico;
scapular or shoulder ___cinturón torácico, cinturaescapular.

girdle

n cintura; pelvic — cintura pélvica; shoulder — cintura escapular
References in classic literature ?
Seen in the brook once more was the shadowy wrath of Pearl's image, crowned and girdled with flowers, but stamping its foot, wildly gesticulating, and, in the midst of all, still pointing its small forefinger at Hester's bosom.
He wears a beaver hat and swallow-tailed coat, girdled with a sailor-belt and sheath-knife.
All our friends in Lucerne had said that to look down upon Meiringen, and the rushing blue-gray river Aar, and the broad level green valley; and across at the mighty Alpine precipices that rise straight up to the clouds out of that valley; and up at the microscopic chalets perched upon the dizzy eaves of those precipices and winking dimly and fitfully through the drifting veil of vapor; and still up and up, at the superb Oltschiback and the other beautiful cascades that leap from those rugged heights, robed in powdery spray, ruffled with foam, and girdled with rainbows--to look upon these things, they say, was to look upon the last possibility of the sublime and the enchanting.
I cannot tell what sentiment haunted the quite solitary churchyard, with its inscribed headstone; its gate, its two trees, its low horizon, girdled by a broken wall, and its newly-risen crescent, attesting the hour of eventide.
They girdled the mountains and basted the prairies with wire, until the lonely places were brought together and made sociable.
He was a slight creature--perhaps four feet high--clad in a purple tunic, girdled at the waist with a leather belt.
In the city of Ch`ang-an, with its triple rows of glittering walls with their tall towers uprising at intervals, its seven royal palaces all girdled with gardens, its wonderful Yen tower nine stories high, encased in marble, the drum towers and bell towers, the canals and lakes with their floating theatres, dwelt Ming Huang and T`ai Chen.
Here might be seen the Savage Man, well known in heraldry, hairy as a baboon, and girdled with green leaves.
She looked redundant with life, health, and energy; all of which attributes were bound down and compressed, as it were and girdled tensely, in their luxuriance, by her virgin zone.
Four months or so of torturing ecstasy in his society--of "pleasure girdled about with pain".