from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To gird.
- transitive v. To secure with a girth.
- transitive v. To measure the girth of.
- intransitive v. To measure in girth.
- v. A past tense and a past participle of gird1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
- v. To gird.
- v. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
- v. To measure the girth of.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gird.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of gird.
- transitive v. To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of.
- adj. Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
- n. Same as girth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of gird.
- Nautical, having her cables so taut, as a vessel when moored, as to prevent her from swinging to the wind or tide.
- In entomology, same as braced, 2.
- Same as gird.
- n. Same as girth.
- n. An obsolete preterit and past participle of gird.
- n. A beam; a small girder; a crosspiece in a frame.
- To measure or have a girth of: as, the tree girts eight feet.
- To measure by a girding-line.
In armor cased; with helmets clasped -- sword girt
Two hundred men of lineage came with him, every one of whom wore sword girt to his side, and the foot soldiers in their company were out of number.
Now Aeson's son, as soon as his comrades had made the hawsers fast, leapt from the ship, and with spear and shield came forth to the contest; and at the same time he took the gleaming helmet of bronze filled with sharp teeth, and his sword girt round his shoulders, his body stripped, in somewise resembling Ares and in somewise Apollo of the golden sword.
Frankish costume, with high-laced boots, linen tunic, blue cloak, and sword girt at his side.
He mounted his horse, with his sword girt, and his love before him, and went on till he came to the castle.
And she held his horse, and he went up to the palace, with his sword girt; and went on till he came to the room where the king lay a - bed.
Then with the spear and shield in his hands, with his sword girt across his shoulders, and with his mantle stripped off, Jason looked across the field of Ares.
Joan the Maid, with her great sword girt at her side;
But, undismayed, the hero inserted the wounded stump into the shield, and drawing with his left hand a Hunnish half-sword girt to his right side, he struck at Hagen so fiercely that he bereft him of his right eye, cutting deep into the temple and lips and striking out six of his teeth.
However, he did not stay there long, but rapidly passed on until he saw again by chance the knight all alone on foot, completely armed, with helmet laced, shield hanging from his neck, and with his sword girt on.