girt

1
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of gird1.

Definition for girt (2 of 6)

girt

2
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

verb (used with object)


Definition for girt (3 of 6)

girt

3
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

noun, verb (used with object)


Definition for girt (4 of 6)

girt

4
[ gurt ]
/ gɜrt /

noun

Carpentry.
  1. a timber or plate connecting the corner posts of an exterior wooden frame, as a braced frame, at a floor above the ground floor.
  2. a heavy beam, as for supporting the ends of rafters.
Printing. (in certain hand presses) one of a pair of leather straps having one end fastened to the bed and the other to the rounce, for drawing the bed under the platen.

Origin of girt

4
First recorded in 1555–65; alteration of girth

Definition for girt (5 of 6)

gird

1
[ gurd ]
/ gɜrd /

verb (used with object), gird·ed or girt, gird·ing.

to encircle or bind with a belt or band.
to surround; enclose; hem in.
to prepare (oneself) for action: He girded himself for the trial ahead.
to provide, equip, or invest, as with power or strength.

Origin of gird

1
before 950; Middle English girden, Old English gyrdan; cognate with German gürten

Related forms

gird·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for girt (6 of 6)

gird

2
[ gurd ]
/ gɜrd /

verb (used without object)

to gibe; jeer (usually followed by at).

verb (used with object)

to gibe or jeer at; taunt.

noun

a gibe.

Origin of gird

2
1175–1225; Middle English gyrd a stroke, blow, hence a cutting remark, derivative of girden to strike, smite < ?

Related forms

gird·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for girt (1 of 5)

girt

1
/ (ɡɜːt) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of gird 1

adjective

nautical moored securely to prevent swinging

British Dictionary definitions for girt (2 of 5)

girt

2
/ (ɡɜːt) /

verb

(tr) to bind or encircle; gird
to measure the girth of (something)

British Dictionary definitions for girt (3 of 5)

gird

1
/ (ɡɜːd) /

verb girds, girding, girded or girt (tr)

to put a belt, girdle, etc, around (the waist or hips)
to bind or secure with or as if with a beltto gird on one's armour
to surround; encircle
to prepare (oneself) for action (esp in the phrase gird (up) one's loins)
to endow with a rank, attribute, etc, esp knighthood

Word Origin for gird

Old English gyrdan, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrtha, Old High German gurten

British Dictionary definitions for girt (4 of 5)

gird

2
/ (ɡɜːd) Northern English dialect /

verb

(when intr, foll by at) to jeer (at someone); mock
(tr) to strike (a blow at someone)
(intr) to move at high speed

noun

  1. a blow or stroke
  2. a taunt; gibe
a display of bad temper or anger (esp in the phrases in a gird; throw a gird)

Word Origin for gird

C13 girden to strike, cut, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for girt (5 of 5)

gird

3
/ (ɡɪrd) /

noun

Scot a hoop, esp a child's hoopAlso: girr

Word Origin for gird

a Scot variant of girth
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