Meaning of gird


Pronunciation: (gûrd), [key]
— gird•ed girt, gird•ing.
  1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band.
  2. to surround; enclose; hem in.
  3. to prepare (oneself&hasp;) for action: He girded himself for the trial ahead.
  4. to provide, equip, or invest, as with power or strength.


Pronunciation: (gûrd), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to gibe; jeer (usually fol. by at).
  1. to gibe or jeer at; taunt.
  1. a gibe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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