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girth

girth

 
pronunciation:
guhrth
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the length around something, esp. the waist or abdomen; circumference.
He eats what he wants and doesn't seem to be concerned about his increasing girth.The male elephant was an animal of tremendous girth.
synonyms:
circumference
similar words:
circuit, perimeter
definition 2: something that goes around or encompasses an object, esp. a strap that circles the back and abdomen to hold a saddle on a horse or other animal.
synonyms:
cinch, surcingle
similar words:
belt, girdle, strap
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: girthed, girthing, girths
definition 1: to tie or bind with a girth.
similar words:
bind, gird, tie
definition 2: to go around; encompass; encircle.
synonyms:
encircle, encompass, gird, girdle
similar words:
circle, compass, ring, surround
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