encircle vs gird what difference

what is difference between encircle and gird

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɜːkəl/, (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈsɜɹkəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)kəl

Etymology

en- +‎ circle

Verb

encircle (third-person singular simple present encircles, present participle encircling, simple past and past participle encircled)

  1. (transitive) To surround, form a circle around.
  2. To move or go around completely.

Synonyms

  • circulize
Translations

Derived terms

  • encirclement

Anagrams

  • licencer


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɜːd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɝd/

Etymology 1

From Middle English girden, gerden, gürden, from Old English gyrdan (to put a belt around, to put a girdle around), from Proto-Germanic *gurdijaną (to gird), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰerdʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian gurdzje, girdzje, Dutch gorden, German gürten, Swedish gjorda, Icelandic gyrða, Albanian ngërthej (to tie together by weaving, to bind).

Verb

gird (third-person singular simple present girds, present participle girding, simple past and past participle girded or girt)

  1. (transitive) To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
    The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
  2. (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
  3. (transitive, reflexive) To prepare oneself for an action.
Derived terms
  • begird
  • undergird
  • ungird
Related terms
  • girder
  • girdle
  • gird up one’s loins
  • girt
Translations

Etymology 2

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Noun

gird (plural girds)

  1. A sarcastic remark.
  2. A stroke with a rod or switch.
  3. A severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
    • a. 1694, John Tillotson, The Folly of Scoffing at Religion
      Conscience [] is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.
Translations

Verb

gird (third-person singular simple present girds, present participle girding, simple past and past participle girded)

  1. (transitive) To jeer at.
  2. (intransitive) To jeer.
Translations

Anagrams

  • GRID, grid

Zazaki

Alternative forms

  • gırd

Adjective

gird

  1. big

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