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It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Meaning of "girdle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRDLE

Old English gyrdel, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrthill, Old Frisian gerdel, Old High German gurtila.
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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 GIRDLE

girdle  [ˈɡɜːdəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRDLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girdle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb girdle in English.

WHAT DOES GIRDLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

girdle

Girdle

A girdle is a garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn often for support. The word girdle originally meant a belt. In modern English, the term girdle is most commonly used for a form of women's foundation wear that replaced the corset in popularity. In sports, a girdle may be similar to compression shorts.

Definition of girdle in the English dictionary

The first definition of girdle in the dictionary is a woman's elastic corset covering the waist to the thigh. Other definition of girdle is anything that surrounds or encircles. Girdle is also a belt or sash.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIRDLE

PRESENT

Present
I girdle
you girdle
he/she/it girdles
we girdle
you girdle
they girdle
Present continuous
I am girdling
you are girdling
he/she/it is girdling
we are girdling
you are girdling
they are girdling
Present perfect
I have girdled
you have girdled
he/she/it has girdled
we have girdled
you have girdled
they have girdled
Present perfect continuous
I have been girdling
you have been girdling
he/she/it has been girdling
we have been girdling
you have been girdling
they have been girdling
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 girdled
you girdled
he/she/it girdled
we girdled
you girdled
they girdled
Past continuous
I was girdling
you were girdling
he/she/it was girdling
we were girdling
you were girdling
they were girdling
Past perfect
I had girdled
you had girdled
he/she/it had girdled
we had girdled
you had girdled
they had girdled
Past perfect continuous
I had been girdling
you had been girdling
he/she/it had been girdling
we had been girdling
you had been girdling
they had been girdling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you girdle
we let´s girdle
you girdle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to girdle
Past participle
girdled
Present Participle
girdling
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 GIRDLE


apfelstrudel
ˈæpfəlˌstruːdəl
beadle
ˈbiːdəl
bedel
ˈbiːdəl
begirdle
bɪˈɡɜːdəl
bordel
ˈbɔːdəl
caudal
ˈkɔːdəl
chordal
ˈkɔːdəl
curdle
ˈkɜːdəl
dawdle
ˈdɔːdəl
doodle
ˈduːdəl
feodal
ˈfjuːdəl
feudal
ˈfjuːdəl
hurdle
ˈhɜːdəl
needle
ˈniːdəl
noodle
ˈnuːdəl
nurdle
ˈnɜːdəl
poodle
ˈpuːdəl
strudel
ˈstruːdəl
udal
ˈjuːdəl
Udall
ˈjuːdəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRDLE

giraffoid
Giraldus Cambrensis
girandola
girandole
girasol
girasole
Giraud
Giraudoux
gird
girder
girdle scone
girdle traverse
girdle-like
girdlecake
girdler
girdlescone
girdlestead
Girgenti
girl
girl band

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRDLE

at the fiddle
bundle
candle
cradle
cuddle
fiddle
handle
huddle
idle
kindle
middle
paddle
panty girdle
pectoral girdle
pelvic girdle
riddle
saddle
spindle
straddle
Venus´s-girdle

Synonyms and antonyms of girdle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIRDLE»

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

Translation of «girdle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRDLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

腰封
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

faja
570 millions of speakers

English

girdle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करधनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حزام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пояс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cinto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ceinture
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikat pinggang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gürtel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガードル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거들
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Girdle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dây lưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வளைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंकडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korse
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cintura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пояс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

brâu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωνάρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gordel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gördel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

belte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girdle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRDLE»

The term «girdle» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.380 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRDLE» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «GIRDLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word girdle.
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Romola Garai
Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty.
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Judith Viorst
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Loosen your girdle and let er fly!
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias
It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRDLE»

Discover the use of girdle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girdle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fractures of the Shoulder Girdle
It emphasizes critical issues in clinical and radiographic evaluation for optimal surgical outcomes. The text is also illustrated to clarify diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic schemes.
William N. Levine, Guido Marra, 2003
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Frog Dissection Manual
The appendicular skeleton may be divided into four regions: the pectoral girdle, the cranial appendages or forelimbs, the pelvic girdle, and the caudal appendages or hind limbs. PECTORAL GIRDLE (8) The bones of the pectoral girdle provide ...
Bruce D. Wingerd, 1988
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Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology
In this chapter we turn to structures and movements within the hip region. The two halves of the pelvis form the pelvic girdle. The pelvic girdle provides the very important role of linking the lower limbs to the axial skeleton. The hip joint proper,  ...
Karen S. Clippinger, 2007
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Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
In ordc to transmit the force of forward locomotion from the hind limbs to tr body with a minimum loss of energy, the pelvic girdle develops a stron articulation to the vertebral column by way of the sacral ribs. As yo already learned in chapter 6,  ...
Marvalee H. Wake, 1992
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The Laboratory Fish
The teleostean pectoral girdle is a robust structure with a broad-based attachment site for the pectoral fin (Figure 6.3). The main body of the girdle (i.e. the dermal 'secondary girdle', so-called as it is assumed to have evolved after the 'primary' ...
Gary Kent Ostrander, 2000
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The Pelvic Girdle: An Approach to the Examination and ...
As stability was not a functional requirement of the pelvic girdle, axial attachment and attachment between the two sides was unnecessary. With migration onto land, the pelvic finrapidly developed into the powerhouse of locomotion and ...
Diane G. Lee, 2011
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Persephone's Girdle: Narratives of Rape in ...
Narratives of Rape in Seventeenth-century Spanish Literature Marcia L. Welles. White chart the marginalization in terms of class and "gradual reconstruction of the idea of carnival as the culture of the Other" (178), a process that Golden Age ...
Marcia L. Welles, 2000
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Whales of the World
THE PECTORAL GIRDLE AND THE PECTORAL APPENDAGES (1) The Pectoral Girdle 45 (2) The Pectoral Appendages 46 Section b. THE PELVIC GIRDLE AND THE PELVIC APPENDAGES (1) The Pelvic Girdle 47 (2) The Evolutionary ...
Spencer Wilkie Tinker, 1988
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The Primary Shoulder Girdle of the Bony Fishes
The primary shoulder girdle consists of those parts that are preformed in cartilage . This paper, therefore, includes the scapula, the cora- coid, the mesocoracoid, and the actinosts. In contradistinction, the secondary shoulder girdle consists of ...
Edwin Chapin Starks, 1930
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All the Parables of the Bible
Girdle. (Jeremiah 13:1-11) Ellicott discounts any parabolic significance of this and other figurative presentations of truth. "There are absolutely no grounds whatever for looking upon the girdle as a vision or a parable, any more than there are ...
Herbert Lockyer, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRDLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girdle is used in the context of the following news items.
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David Attenborough oughtto commentate on tennis
... every time she hits the ball — perhaps a topical lotion or some sort of tincture wouldn't help, but a girdle or similar support underwear might. «Portsmouth News, Jul 15»
2
Erie County Real Estate Transactions
Vacant Land/Girdle Road, Sylvia Miller; William Miller to Raber Development, $38,000. EVANS. • 1696 Eden Evans Center Road, Mary Myers; ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
3
Old Ghagra, Nath return to reinforce identity
In other parts of Garhwal, Rajput women wore woollen Angora, Pagra (cotton girdle) and cotton Lehnga with jewellery such as Hansuli made of ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Ash vs Evil Dead: Watch Bruce Campbell bring the battle with the …
... premiered at Comic Con in San Diego earlier this weekend - the Deadites return and Ash has a bit of trouble squeezing himself into a girdle. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Athletic fund opened in honor of Wales girl killed in crash
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Crossroads Christian Church, 1050 Girdle Road, Elma. The family wrote in the obituary that the girl, ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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The Powerful Valkyries as Icons of Female Force and Fear
... sleep, only awakened when Sigurd—a warrior of royal blood—rides through the fire and frees her of the girdle which keeps her spellbound. «Ancient Origins, Jul 15»
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Nature Watch: Research shows how Native Americans affected forests
They could plant those species nearby. They could girdle the less desired trees to create more sunlight for those favored. Or they could promote ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
8
VIDEO - Interview: Doyen Smith ready for battle with brother
... those super cheap purchases but they whacked some ridiculous figure on him and we waited til they fell down the girdle, went into liquidation ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
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9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to Six-Pack Abs
Pagano says that toning these creates a "natural girdle" to keep your tummy tucked and stabilize your pelvis. Then, of course, there's the most ... «Shape Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Henderson lauds Pan Am effort
He said the contraption keeps everything in place as he heals, adding, “it's essentially like a giant girdle.” The track suit, he said, allows him to ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»

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