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Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.
Felicia Hemans

Meaning of "gird" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRD

Old English gyrdan, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrtha, Old High German gurten.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIRD

gird  [ɡɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gird is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gird in English.

WHAT DOES GIRD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gird

Gird is a region of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It includes the districts of Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur, and Shivpuri. Gwalior is the largest city in the region, and its historic center. The Chambal and Yamuna rivers form the northwestern and northern boundaries of the region. Hadoti region of Rajasthan lies to the southwest, Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh lies to the south, and Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh lies to the east. Gird is sometimes considered part of Bundelkhand.

Definition of gird in the English dictionary

The first definition of gird in the dictionary is to put a belt, girdle, etc, around. Other definition of gird is to bind or secure with or as if with a belt. Gird is also to surround; encircle.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIRD

PRESENT

Present
I gird
you gird
he/she/it girds
we gird
you gird
they gird
Present continuous
I am girding
you are girding
he/she/it is girding
we are girding
you are girding
they are girding
Present perfect
I have girded
you have girded
he/she/it has girded
we have girded
you have girded
they have girded
Present perfect continuous
I have been girding
you have been girding
he/she/it has been girding
we have been girding
you have been girding
they have been girding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I girded
you girded
he/she/it girded
we girded
you girded
they girded
Past continuous
I was girding
you were girding
he/she/it was girding
we were girding
you were girding
they were girding
Past perfect
I had girded
you had girded
he/she/it had girded
we had girded
you had girded
they had girded
Past perfect continuous
I had been girding
you had been girding
he/she/it had been girding
we had been girding
you had been girding
they had been girding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gird
you will gird
he/she/it will gird
we will gird
you will gird
they will gird
Future continuous
I will be girding
you will be girding
he/she/it will be girding
we will be girding
you will be girding
they will be girding
Future perfect
I will have girded
you will have girded
he/she/it will have girded
we will have girded
you will have girded
they will have girded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been girding
you will have been girding
he/she/it will have been girding
we will have been girding
you will have been girding
they will have been girding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gird
you would gird
he/she/it would gird
we would gird
you would gird
they would gird
Conditional continuous
I would be girding
you would be girding
he/she/it would be girding
we would be girding
you would be girding
they would be girding
Conditional perfect
I would have gird
you would have gird
he/she/it would have gird
we would have gird
you would have gird
they would have gird
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been girding
you would have been girding
he/she/it would have been girding
we would have been girding
you would have been girding
they would have been girding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gird
we let´s gird
you gird
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gird
Past participle
girded
Present Participle
girding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIRD


absurd
əbˈsɜːd
bird
bɜːd
bluebird
ˈbluːˌbɜːd
blurred
blɜːd
Byrd
bɜːd
crossword
ˈkrɒswɜːd
deferred
dɪˈfɜːd
firebird
ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd
heard
hɜːd
herd
hɜːd
hummingbird
ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd
Hurd
hɜːd
keyword
ˈkiːˌwɜːd
nerd
nɜːd
password
ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd
preferred
prɪˈfɜːd
third
θɜːd
thunderbird
ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd
Verde
vɜːd
word
wɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRD

giraffe
giraffid
giraffine
giraffoid
Giraldus Cambrensis
girandola
girandole
girasol
girasole
Giraud
Giraudoux
girder
girdle
girdle scone
girdle traverse
girdle-like
girdlecake
girdler
girdlescone
girdlestead

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRD

a little bird
Baird
bellbird
blackbird
cowbird
early bird
early-bird
get the bird
ladybird
laird
like a bird
lovebird
mockingbird
night-bird
old bird
snowbird
songbird
sunbird
weird
yardbird

Synonyms and antonyms of gird in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIRD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gird» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gird

Translation of «gird» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRD

Find out the translation of gird to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gird from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gird» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腰束
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ceñirá
570 millions of speakers

English

gird
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बांधना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اربط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

препояшьте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cinge
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদ্রুপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ceindre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gird
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gürten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

身構える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조롱
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gird
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

buộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டிக்கொண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कपडे घालणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süslemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cingere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gird
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підпережіть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încinge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζώσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bind
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omgjorda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

omgjord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gird

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRD»

The term «gird» is regularly used and occupies the 73.307 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gird» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gird» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gird

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2 QUOTES WITH «GIRD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gird.
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Hugh Dancy
You can still have chemistry on screen without getting on with the person. But it just makes your job a lot easier if you don't have to gird your loins, if that's not quite the right phrase, every time you're going to do a scene with that person.
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Felicia Hemans
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRD»

Discover the use of gird in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gird and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gird Up With The Word Devotional Digest: Equipping Yourself ...
“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind,besober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to bebroughtto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but  ...
Dr. Anthony L. Byrd, Sr., 2013
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Gird Yourselves For This Great Effort: Tales of Poignance ...
Tales of Poignance from the Late, Great War Between the States George Tomezsko. Gird Yaurselves Fer This GREAT EFFORT Tales of Poigncmce from the Late, Great War Between the States GEORGE TOMEZSKO Gird Yourselves For This ...
George Tomezsko, 2009
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Gird Life with the Truth
Juan C. Nabong Jr. Father Handing Diplomas to Graduates During the Philippine Christian Colleges Graduation The First President of the United Nations General Assembly General Carlos P. Romulo Handing, In the Presence of Filipino ...
Juan C. Nabong Jr., 2008
4
MRI of the Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
FIGURE 5.77 Glenoid internal rotation deficit (GIRD). A: Diagram and (B) axial fat -suppressed T2-weighted image show a thickened posterior capsule. In B, the capsule merges with the posterior labrum producing an appearance of a large ...
Christine B. Chung, Lynne S. Steinbach, 2009
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Klaeber's Beowulf and The Fight at Finnsburg
-uni, 1958, 2178. gird-beorn T, m., warrior; gp. -a, 314. gird-bil(l) T, n., war-sword; 2584; gp. -billa, 803. gird-byrne T, Wk.f., war-corslet," 321. gird-cearu T, f., war- CARE, grief-laden strife; ds. -eeare, 1258. (See Appx.C §4.) gird-craft T, m., ...
Robert Dennis Fulk, Friedrich Klaeber, Robert E. Bjork, 2008
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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament
1:17, "Gird up your loins (mothneyka)"; Job 38:3 and 40:7, "Gird up your loins (ch" lats) like a man." The connection between girding and strength is illustrated particularly by the use of the verb — » pTn chazaq: Nah. 2:2(1): "gird (hazzek) your ...
G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, 1981
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A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language
Malay and Javanese ginggaitg, striped (C. P. G. Scott). Cringle ; the same as Jiagle. GîpffiT î the same as Gypsy. Giraros, a long-legged animal. (F.— Span. - Arab.) M. F. giraffe (F. girafe). — Span, girafa. — Arab, гага/, mrâMt). Gird ...
Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat, 2005
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The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
(E.) M. E. _y«n£ A. S. jran4 an enclosure, court. + Icel. garfr (whence E. garth}, Dan. Dn. gaara, Swed. ganf, G. gertcn, a garden ; YEA. 573 rounded or enclosed. ' seize, enclose.) Allied to Gird (i). Doublet*, garden, garth. Dor. -curt- yard, erckard ...
Walter W. Skeat, 1993
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Scottish Dictionary and Supplement: In Four Volumes. A-Kut
Soc. of S. ii. 271. GIRD, Gyrd,*. 1. " A hoop," Rudd. ; a twig bent in a circular form, S. It is also pron. girt, Aberd. Girth, Gl. Shirr. Has your wine barrels cast the girds, Or is your white bread gone ? Minstrelsy, Border, ii. 120. The word, in this sense,  ...
John Jamieson, 1841
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An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: ...
Hence to let gird, to strike, to give a blow. □ Ho kit gird to the grome, with greif that he had, And claif throw the cantoll of the clene schelde. Gateau and Got. iii 23. They girnit and hit gird with granis. Chr. Kirk, at. IS. It is also used to denote the ...
John Jamieson, 1808

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gird is used in the context of the following news items.
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Henry Thoreau & His Disobedience Sutra
... gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountain-head.” These are on their way to the source of conscience. «Patheos, Jul 15»
2
World Motor Sport Council Simplifies Power Unit Penalties
... the World Motor Sport Council has ruled that once a driver has served the maximum amount of the gird penalty served i.e can drop down the ... «FormulaSpy.com, Jul 15»
3
Summertime and politics are anything but easy
... consume the entire rest of the summer as two stubborn and recalcitrant sides gird themselves for battle on matters of very little substance. «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
4
Froma Harrop: Why do 'helicopter' parents hover so?
He can't gird his loins to call the electrician. So she girds hers, dealing with the electrician from 300 miles away. No point asking who pays the ... «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Jul 15»
5
Painted Hills bike, hidden by Travel Oregon, found by Kayla Webb …
Behind a tree on Gird's Creek Road seemed to be a good place to look, and that's where Kayla Webb of Bend found the Painted Hills bike ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
6
In Athens, Greeks Wonder Whether Tsipras Folded or Restored Dignity
... Greeks were struggling to process the news, gird themselves for further budget cuts and assess what they had gotten for their efforts to stand ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
The Big Read: Waiting for terror - The plan for the next 7/7
... tier of disaster response, sandwiched between the state and the individual: private firms also need to gird themselves for the unexpected. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
8
Psychologists shielded US torture program, report finds
... evasion, rescue and escape) program, in which U.S. military personnel are subjected to simulated torture to gird them for possible capture. «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
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Review: Zombie thriller 'The South Will Rise Again' delivers plenty of …
Instead Duvall focuses on the characters that will propel the philosophical underpinnings that gird the loins of The South Will Rise, a decision ... «Charleston City Paper, Jul 15»
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BBC host Katie Derham: The Proms has an amazing heritage and …
“We gird our loins for the two months of broadcasting,” says Katie, 45, laughing. “I'll be having a quick holiday before it starts, so hopefully I'll be ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»

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