Word:

Gird

Pronunciation: gẽrd
n.1.A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
2.A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To strike; to smite.
To slay him and to girden off his head.
- Chaucer.
2.To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
[imp. & p. p. Girt or Girded; p. pr. & vb. n. Girding.]
2.To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
3.To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
4.To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
I girded thee about with fine linen.
- Ezek. xvi. 10.
5.To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
Thou hast girded me with strength.
- Ps. xviii. 39.
To gird on
to put on; to fasten around or to one securely, like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword.
He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab.
- 1 Kings xviii. 46.
Gird up the loins of your mind.
- 1 Pet. i. 13.
Verb1.gird - prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
Synonyms: arm, build up, fortify
2.gird - encircle or bind; "Trees girded the green fields"
Synonyms: begird, girt, girth
3.gird - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
Synonyms: girdle
4.gird - bind with something round or circular
Synonyms: encircle
band, bandage, beef up, begird, belt in, bend, beset, bind up, bolster, brace, brace up, bundle, buttress, case harden, chain, cinch, cincture, circle, confirm, dispose, do up, encincture, encompass, engird, ensphere, fleer, flout, forearm, fortify, gibe, girdle, girt, girth, harden, hem, invigorate, jeer, jest, lace, lash, leash, loop, nerve, prepare, prop, ready, refresh, reinforce, reinvigorate, restrengthen, ring, rope, round, shore up, sneer, splice, steel, stiffen, strap, strengthen, support, sustain, swaddle, swathe, temper, tie up, toughen, truss, twine around, undergird, whet the knife, wire, wrap up, wreathe, wreathe around, zone
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