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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.
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Origin of engird

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

band, begird, belt, cincture, circle, compass, encompass, engirdle, gird, girdle, ring, surround

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Historical Examples

  • The floors of the gallery which engird the rotunda, and the winding stairs leading to them, are of iron.

    Norman's New Orleans and Environs

    B. M. Norman