Definition of gird:
- A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
- A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
- To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
- To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
- To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
- To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
- To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
- To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
- To strike; to smite.
- To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
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- "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
But under certain conditions which we have seen produced, a boy will find it " easy" to gird himself up to the former task; indeed, he will get so absorbed that he will find it difficult to leave off.- "The School and the World", Victor Gollancz and David Somervell.
We must strengthen the collective defense under the United Nations Charter and gird ourselves with sufficient military strength and productive capacity to discourage resort to war and protect our nation's vital interests.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.