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Girdle

Gir´dle
n.1.A griddle.
1.
1.That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
Within the girdle of these walls.
- Shak.
2.The zodiac; also, the equator.
From the world's girdle to the frozen pole.
- Cowper.
That gems the starry girdle of the year.
- Campbell.
3.(Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.
4.(Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
5.(Zool.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
Girdle bone
(Anat.) the sphenethmoid. See under Sphenethmoid.
Girdle wheel
a spinning wheel.
Sea girdle
(Zool.) a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle, under Venus.
Shoulder
(Anat.) See under Pectoral, and Pelvic.
To have under the girdle
to have bound to one, that is, in subjection.
v. t.1.To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
[imp. & p. p. Girdled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Girdling .]
2.To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
3.To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.
Noun1.girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure
2.girdle - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
3.girdle - a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
Synonyms: corset, stays
Verb1.girdle - cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
Synonyms: deaden
2.girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
Synonyms: gird
To dream that you are wearing a girdle, suggests that you are feeling restricted and limited in the expression of your ideas and feelings. Alternatively, you have the tendency to bear pain in order to please others.Mystik tape, Scotch tape, adhesive tape, advocate, alpenstock, anklet, arm, armlet, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, band, bandage, bandeau, batten, bearer, begird, belt, belt in, bend, beset, bind, bind up, bra, brace, bracelet, bracer, bracket, brassiere, bundle, buttress, cane, carrier, cellophane tape, cervix, chain, cinch, cincture, cingulum, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumvent, close the circle, cloth tape, collar, collarband, come full circle, compass, corselet, corset, crook, crutch, cycle, describe a circle, do up, earring, ecliptic, encincture, encircle, encompass, engird, ensphere, equator, fascia, fillet, finger ring, flank, foundation garment, friction tape, fulcrum, gird, girdle the globe, girt, girth, go about, go around, go round, go the round, great circle, guy, guywire, gyre, hem, hoop, jock, jockstrap, lace, lap, lash, lath, leash, ligula, ligule, list, loop, mainstay, maintainer, make a circuit, masking tape, mast, neck, neckband, necklace, nose ring, orbit, plank, plastic tape, prop, quoit, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, revolve, ribband, ribbon, rigging, ring, rope, round, sash, shoulder, shred, shroud, skirt, slat, slip, spill, spine, spiral, splice, spline, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stays, stick, stiffener, strake, strap, strengthener, strip, strop, support, supporter, surround, sustainer, swaddle, swathe, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, ticker tape, tie, tie up, truss, twine around, upholder, waistband, walking stick, wheel, wire, wrap, wrap up, wreathe, wreathe around, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
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