engird

[ en-gurd ]
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verb (used with object),en·girt or en·gird·ed, en·gird·ing.
  1. to encircle; encompass: The equator engirds the earth.

Origin of engird

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First recorded in 1560–70; en-1 + gird1

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How to use engird in a sentence

  • For Beauty keeps no records, has no past; Her arms engird love's moment, and there is No other time.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays | Olive Tilford Dargan
  • The floors of the gallery which engird the rotunda, and the winding stairs leading to them, are of iron.

  • It seems to me that two great ministrant forces engird this universe—love and law.

    That Last Waif | Horace Fletcher