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1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang. Conscience... is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels. Tillotson.2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer. I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. (Shakespeare)
See Gird, noun, and confer Girde, verb
1. To strike; to smite. (obsolete) To slay him and to girden off his head. Chaucer.2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe. Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods. (Shakespeare)
imperfect & past participle Girt or Girded; present participle & verbal noun Girding.; (Old English) girden, gurden, (Anglo-Saxon) gyrdan; akin to (Old Saxon) gurdian, (Dutch) gorden, (Old High German) gurten, German gürten, (Icelandic) gyr, (Swedish) gjorda, (Danish) giorde, (Gothic) bigaírdan to begird, and probably to (English) yard an inclosure. Confer Girth, noun & verb, Girt, transitive verb
To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. (Shakespeare)
1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass. That Nyseian isle, Girt with the River Triton. Milton.4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest. I girded thee about with fine linen. Ezekiel xvi. 10. The Son... appeared Girt with omnipotence. Milton.5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest. Thou hast girded me with strength. Psalms xviii. 39. To gird on, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely, like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword. Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. 1 Kings xx. 11. -- To gird up, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and strengthen, as with a girdle. He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab. 1 Kings xviii. 46. Gird up the loins of your mind. 1 Peter i. 13. -- Girt up; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or constantly active; strenuous; striving. "A severer, more girt-up way of living." J. Centigrade Shairp.
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gird (plural girds) A sarcastic remark. Shakespeare I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. A stroke with a rod or switch. A severe spasm; a twinge; a pang. Tillotson Conscience is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.
gird (third-person singular simple present girds, present participle girding, simple past and past participle girded or girt) (transitive) To bind with a flexible rope or cord. The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large. (transitive) To encircle with, or as if with a belt. The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear. Our home is girt by sea... - Advance Australia Fair (transitive) To prepare oneself for an action.
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