begird

[ bih-gurd ]
/ bɪˈgɜrd /
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verb (used with object), be·girt or be·gird·ed, be·gird·ing.

to gird about; encompass; surround.

Nearby words

  1. beginner's luck,
  2. beginning,
  3. beginning of the end, the,
  4. beginning rhyme,
  5. beginning, in the,
  6. begombed,
  7. begone,
  8. begonia,
  9. begorra,
  10. begot

Origin of begird

before 900; Middle English begirden, Old English begierdan. See be-, gird1

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British Dictionary definitions for begirt

begird

/ (bɪˈɡɜːd) /

verb -girds, -girding, -girt or -girded (tr) poetic

to surround; gird around
to bind

Word Origin for begird

Old English begierdan; see be-, gird 1

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Word Origin and History for begirt

begird

v.

Old English begyrdan; see be- + gird (v.).

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