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gird

gird

 
 
pronunciation:
guhrd
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: girded, girding, girds, girt
definition 1: to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
A wide sash girded her waist.The area was girded by barbed wire fences.
synonyms:
encircle, girdle, surround
antonyms:
ungird
similar words:
belt, bind, cincture, encompass, girth, hem in, ring, secure, strap, tie
definition 2: to make (oneself) ready, as for a situation requiring skill, courage, or energy.
The soldiers girded themselves for action.
synonyms:
brace, steel
similar words:
buttress, fortify, prepare, strengthen, sustain
definition 3: to supply or equip, as with force or ammunition.
The regiment was girded with cannon.He faced his enemies girded only with the truth.
synonyms:
equip, supply
similar words:
furnish, provide, purvey