Pronunciation of Gird
/ɡˈɜːd/, /ɡˈɜːd/, /ɡ_ˈɜː_d/
Synonyms for gird:
Other synonyms and related words:
cincture, cut, dart, sarcasm, build up, insult, brickbat, fortify, personality, outrage, brace, dig, dis, define, girdle, Engird, spike, barb, beset, embrace, begird, affront, Engirdle, deaden, ramp up, build, dower, hem, fort, girth, band, poke, slur, endow, equip, girt, environ, hedge, furnish, arm, endue, develop, invest, forearm, offense, steel, work up, epithet, progress, indignity, lace, gift, beef up, slap, strengthen.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
encircle; strengthen (verb)
make fun of (verb)
Usage examples for gird:
- Let us use the one for thankfulness, growth, and patient hope, and the other for writing deep the conviction that this is not our rest, and making firm the resolve that we will gird our loins and, staff in hand, go forth on the pilgrim road, not shrinking from the wilderness, because we see the mountains of Canaan across its sandy flats. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
- The treasury I will open, and our troops Shall fight for thee, and I will gird my loins As they were girt for thy bold ancestors; And when thou art the chosen king, and I Thy warrior- chief, the world will be thy own; No other sovereign need attempt to reign. - "Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan", Anonymous.
- The Templar rose, and he forgot not to gird on his sword as he followed the knight. - "The Pilgrims Of The Rhine", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.