girth


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

girth

 (gûrth)
n.
1. The distance around something; the circumference.
2. Size; bulk: a person of large girth.
3. A strap encircling an animal's body in order to secure a load or saddle on its back; a cinch.
tr.v. girthed, girth·ing, girths
1. To measure the circumference of.
2. To encircle.
3. To secure with a girth.

[Middle English gerth, girth strap, from Old Norse gjördh, girdle; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

girth

(ɡɜːθ)
n
1. the distance around something; circumference
2. size or bulk: a man of great girth.
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position
vb
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (usually foll by up) to fasten a girth on (a horse)
5. (tr) to encircle or surround
[C14: from Old Norse gjörth belt; related to Gothic gairda girdle1; see gird1]

girth

(gɜrθ)

also girt



n.
1. the measure around a body or object; circumference.
2. size; bulk.
3. a band that passes underneath a horse or other animal to hold a saddle in place.
4. something that encircles; a band or girdle.
v.t.
5. to bind or fasten with a girth.
6. to girdle; encircle.
7. to measure the girth of.
[1300–50; < Old Norse gerth girdle; akin to gird1]

girth


Past participle: girthed
Gerund: girthing

Imperative
girth
girth
Present
I girth
you girth
he/she/it girths
we girth
you girth
they girth
Preterite
I girthed
you girthed
he/she/it girthed
we girthed
you girthed
they girthed
Present Continuous
I am girthing
you are girthing
he/she/it is girthing
we are girthing
you are girthing
they are girthing
Present Perfect
I have girthed
you have girthed
he/she/it has girthed
we have girthed
you have girthed
they have girthed
Past Continuous
I was girthing
you were girthing
he/she/it was girthing
we were girthing
you were girthing
they were girthing
Past Perfect
I had girthed
you had girthed
he/she/it had girthed
we had girthed
you had girthed
they had girthed
Future
I will girth
you will girth
he/she/it will girth
we will girth
you will girth
they will girth
Future Perfect
I will have girthed
you will have girthed
he/she/it will have girthed
we will have girthed
you will have girthed
they will have girthed
Future Continuous
I will be girthing
you will be girthing
he/she/it will be girthing
we will be girthing
you will be girthing
they will be girthing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been girthing
you have been girthing
he/she/it has been girthing
we have been girthing
you have been girthing
they have been girthing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been girthing
you will have been girthing
he/she/it will have been girthing
we will have been girthing
you will have been girthing
they will have been girthing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been girthing
you had been girthing
he/she/it had been girthing
we had been girthing
you had been girthing
they had been girthing
Conditional
I would girth
you would girth
he/she/it would girth
we would girth
you would girth
they would girth
Past Conditional
I would have girthed
you would have girthed
he/she/it would have girthed
we would have girthed
you would have girthed
they would have girthed

Girth

Part of harness. It is a leather band going around the animal’s belly. Also, another name for a cinch, used to hold a saddle in place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.girth - the distance around a person's body
circumference, perimeter - the size of something as given by the distance around it
spread - the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); "she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread"
2.girth - stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse
Verb1.girth - tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

girth

noun size, measure, proportions, dimensions, bulk, measurement(s), circumference She had upset him by commenting on his increasing girth.
Translations
حِزام سَرْج الحِصانمِقياس مُحيط الجِسم أو الشَّجَرَه
obvodpopruh
gjordomkredsvidde
kviîbandummál; mittismál
pavarža
apkārtmērsseglu josta
popruh
omkrets

girth

[gɜːθ] N
1. (for saddle) → cincha f
2. (= measure) [of tree] → circunferencia f; [of person's waist] → contorno m
because of its great girthpor su gran tamaño, por lo abultado

girth

[ˈgɜːrθ] n
[thing] → circonférence f
[person] his ample girth → sa corpulence
(= strap) [horse] → sangle f

girth

n
(= circumference)Umfang m; in girthim Umfang; a man of ample girthein Mann mit beträchtlichem Umfang
(= harness)(Sattel)gurt m

girth

[gɜːθ] n (for saddle) → sottopancia m inv; (measure, of tree) → circonferenza; (of person's waist) → (giro) vita

girth

(gəːθ) noun
1. the measurement round a tree, a person's waist etc.
2. the strap that holds a saddle on a horse.

girth

n perímetro
References in classic literature ?
And what is still more, for many feet after emerging from the brain's cavity, the spinal cord remains of an undecreasing girth, almost equal to that of the brain.
It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as a man could embrace, and evidently long ago some of its branches had been broken off and its bark scarred.
The thick wood, though the trees were mostly of small girth, threw a heavy shadow, so that the steep declension, in front of which grew the tree behind which the African lurked, was almost in darkness.
I congratulated myself, then," resumed Porthos, "at seeing Mouston get fat; and I did all I could, by means of substantial feeding, to make him stout - always in the hope that he would come to equal myself in girth, and could then be measured in my stead.
And this to such an extent, monsieur," continued Porthos, "that the fellow in two years has gained eighteen inches in girth, and so my last dozen coats are all too large, from a foot to a foot and a half.
And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender- trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.
It was a comrade, bending over the house, strength and adventure in its roots, but in its utmost fingers tenderness, and the girth, that a dozen men could not have spanned, became in the end evanescent, till pale bud clusters seemed to float in the air.
His girth was immense, his neck thin, his legs feeble.
It took but a few moments to release the gases pent up in the poor beast, and the two women heard the rush of wind and saw the roan visibly diminish in girth.
The young Prince pursued the little creature, and had almost overtaken it, when the girth of his saddle suddenly broke in two and he fell heavily to the ground.
Next came the saddle, but that was not half so bad; my master put it on my back very gently, while old Daniel held my head; he then made the girths fast under my body, patting and talking to me all the time; then I had a few oats, then a little leading about; and this he did every day till I began to look for the oats and the saddle.
Measure the heart girth just behind the elbow, taking the reading right after the horse exhales.