gird vs girdle what difference

what is difference between gird and girdle

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

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Alternative forms

  • gırd

Adjective

gird

  1. big


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝdl̩/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɜːdl̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dəl

Etymology 1

From Middle English girdel, gerdel, gurdel, from Old English gyrdel, from Proto-Germanic *gurdilaz (girdle, belt), equivalent to gird +‎ -le. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Gäddel (belt), West Frisian gurdle, gurle, gurl (belt), Dutch gordel (belt), German Gürtel (belt), Yiddish גאַרטל(gartl, belt) (whence English gartel), Swedish gördel (girdle), Icelandic gyrðill (girdle).

Noun

girdle (plural girdles)

  1. That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
  2. A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  3. The zodiac; also, the equator.
    • 1799, Thomas Campbell, Pleasures of Hope
      that gems the starry girdle of the year
    • 1782, William Cowper, Expostulation
      from the world’s girdle to the frozen pole
    • under the girdle of the world
  4. The line of greatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  5. (mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  6. The clitellum of an earthworm.
  7. The removal or inversion of a ring of bark in order to kill or stunt a tree.
Translations
Derived terms
  • notch girdle
  • peel girdle

Verb

girdle (third-person singular simple present girdles, present participle girdling, simple past and past participle girdled)

  1. (transitive) To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
  2. (transitive) To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

girdle (plural girdles)

  1. (Scotland, Northern English) Alternative form of griddle

References

Anagrams

  • Dilger, Gilder, gilder, girled, glider, gridle, regild, ridgel

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