Category: Word of the Day
1. to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
A wide sash girded her waist.
The area was girded by barbed wire fences.
2. to make (oneself) ready, as for a situation requiring skill, courage, or energy.
The soldiers girded themselves for action.
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.
1. wary or mindful; cautious.
Chary investors should avoid this risky stock.
2. selective; fastidious.
He is chary about who reads his work.
3. bashful; timid.
She is chary of meeting new people.
4. not dispensing freely; sparing (often fol. by of).
She is chary of favors to mere acquaintances.
ha bi hors
1. a child’s toy with an imitation horse’s head at the end of a long stick, which the child pretends to ride.
2. a fixed idea or favorite topic; obsession.
3. a toy horse set upon rockers; rocking horse.
1. a white coating of tiny ice crystals; hoarfrost.
2. a hard layer on a surface; crust; incrustation.
to coat with or as with rime or hoarfrost.
ih vaen jə lih zəm
1. the devoted preaching and spreading of the Christian gospel, in an effort to win converts to its doctrine or regain former believers; missionary work.
2. zealous devotion to the mission of converting others to a cause.