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My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.
William Banting

Meaning of "girth" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRTH

From Old Norse gjörth belt; related to Gothic gairdagirdle1.
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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 GIRTH

girth  [ɡɜːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girth 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 girth in English.

WHAT DOES GIRTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of girth in the English dictionary

The first definition of girth in the dictionary is the distance around something; circumference. Other definition of girth is size or bulk. Girth is also a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIRTH

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you girth
we let´s girth
you girth
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to girth
Past participle
girthed
Present Participle
girthing
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 GIRTH


afterbirth
ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ
berth
bɜːθ
birth
bɜːθ
childbirth
ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ
dearth
dɜːθ
earth
ɜːθ
Edgeworth
ˈɛdʒwɜːθ
firth
fɜːθ
Harmsworth
ˈhɑːmzwɜːθ
homebirth
ˈhəʊmˌbɜːθ
jobsworth
ˈdʒɒbzˌwɜːθ
Kenilworth
ˈkɛnɪlˌwɜːθ
Leavenworth
ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ
mirth
mɜːθ
pennyworth
ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːθ
Perth
pɜːθ
rebirth
riːˈbɜːθ
stillbirth
ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ
unearth
ʌnˈɜːθ
worth
wɜːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRTH

girlishness
Girls´ Brigade
girly
girn
girnel
girner
girnie
giro
girolle
giron
Girona
Gironde
Girondism
Girondist
gironny
girosol
girr
girsh
girt
girtline

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRTH

airth
breech birth
crossbirth
date of birth
give birth
live birth
misbirth
Moray Firth
multiple birth
natural childbirth
Pentland Firth
prebirth
Solway Firth
ungirth
virgin birth
yirth

Synonyms and antonyms of girth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIRTH»

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

Translation of «girth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRTH

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

Translator English - Chinese

> 围长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contorno
570 millions of speakers

English

girth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिधि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مقاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обхват
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circunferência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circonférence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketebalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umfang
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>胴回り
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몸통 둘레
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Girth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đường tròn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுற்றளவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घेर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kolan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circonferenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Obwód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обхват
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumferință
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περίμετρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

omtrek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omkrets
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

omkrets
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRTH»

The term «girth» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.612 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRTH» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «GIRTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word girth.
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William Banting
My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRTH»

Discover the use of girth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Horses For Dummies
To determine whether the saddle is correctly positioned on the horse's back, look to see whether the girth, when attached to the saddle, fits just behind the horse's elbows (refer to Figure 15-1 for the correct position of a English saddle). 5.
Audrey Pavia, Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M., 2011
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Extremal Graph Theory
The most important unsolved problem concerning cycles seems to be the determination or good estimation of the minimal order n(g, S) of graphs of given girth g and minimal degree 6 (Conjecture 13). At present the upper bound on nig, S) is ...
Béla Bollobás, 2004
3
A New Class of Low-density Parity-check Matrices with Large ...
Chapter 3 A New Class of LDPC Codes with Large Girth With the discussions about CPM in Chapter 2, we are ready to construct some error-correcting codes based on CPM. In this chapter, we are going to construct some LDPC codes with  ...
Jiachen Shen, 2008
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LAXTON'S BUILDING PRICE
Wood glazed doors Cont. girth exceeding 300mm; panes, area 0.10 - 0.50m2 .. 0.11 10.00 0.13 0.52 - 7.65 0.14 7.92 m2 8.51 girth exceeding 300mm; panes, area 0.50 - 1.00m2 .. 0.11 10.00 0.13 0.43 - 6.33 0.12 6.57 m2 7.06 girth exceeding ...
V B Johnson, 2006
5
Laxton's Building Price Book 2002: Major and Small Works
One coat primer, one undercoat, one coat full gloss finish, existing washable distempered or emulsion painted surfaces Concrete general surfaces girth exceeding 300mm ........................... Brickwork general surfaces girth exceeding 300mm .
V B Johnson, 2001
6
Anthropometrica: A Textbook of Body Measurement for Sports ...
This is done by subtracting the appropriate skinfold (in cm) multiplied by Jr. Corrected relaxed arm girth = relaxed arm girth - rt'triceps skinfold; corrected chest girth = chest girth - ifsubscapular skinfold; corrected thigh girth = thigh girth - 7t»front ...
Kevin Norton, Tim Olds, 1996
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Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual
After visual inspection, girth measurement of the limb is the most common method used in clinical practice because it is simple to perform. Research findings validate the sensitivity of girth measurements as a way to evaluate changes in edema ...
Carrie Sussman, Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, 2007
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How Your Horse Wants You to Ride: Starting Out, Starting Over
This position must be checked after the girth is tightened, as well. When removing the neck strap or breastplate, unfasten the shoulder straps before unfastening the girth. Once it is free, remove it from the horse's neck as quickly as possible to ...
Gincy Self Bucklin, 2004
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Electrical Insulation for Rotating Machines: Design, ...
Girth Cracking/Tape Separation. Girth cracking and tape separation are special variations of thermal cycle deterioration in thermoplastic insulation systems such as asphalt mica flake. It has only rarely occurred in generators with core lengths ...
Greg Stone, Edward A. Boulter, Ian Culbert, 2004
10
Operation and Maintenance of Large Turbo-Generators
8.55 Tape separation and girth cracks shown in the area where the stator bars leave the slot. This is the region of the stator bar most prone to develop this type of problem. Very often these fissures in the insulation remain hidden underneath  ...
Geoff Klempner, Isidor Kerszenbaum, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girth is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Undrafted Williams tries to prove himself with Rockets
He's undersized, but he's got good girth, so he can back guys off of him, create space to get his shots off. He's crafty around the basket. Can use ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Fate of entangled Cook Strait whales uncertain
"The three main entanglement spots are around its tail stock, around one of its large flippers, and/or wrapped around the girth of the body. «Sunday Star Times, Jul 15»
3
Bentley GT3R Road Test: A Sharper Edge For Bentley's Black Tie …
When pushed, it's no track day car—with such girth, it would eat expensive tires at a prodigious rate—but its cornering posture and the sheer ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Summer League Diary: Mudiay shines on Day 3
Great motor and agility, and has the girth to withstand a bit of bustling down low. Not a great deal of polish from Oubre (some aimless D and ... «Sportal.com.au, Jul 15»
5
Apple iPhone 6s Will be Apple's Biggest Production Ever: Why It …
The additional girth will be in support of the Force Touch on both devices. Other expected features of the series include 2GB RAM and other ... «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
6
Experience counts in commercial driving
Now here's the catch, for a professional driver (big belly) to pass the medical for driving, they must pass a girth exam. In other words, they ... «The Herald Journal, Jul 15»
7
2015 Transpac – Previews from Nor Cal boats and crews
Twenty of those minutes could be atributed to change we made to our mainsail girth that credited a larger upper girth. Now we are seven days ... «Sail World, Jul 15»
8
When I got dumped for my inability to play guitar
As long as you have enough money, it appears your girth is not a problem. I mean, why should it be when they say money talks? I once lost out ... «SDE Entertainment News, Jul 15»
9
Buzz Bee Air Warriors Air Max Boss Review
But unlike the Nerf offerings, the Air Max Boss doesn't wear its bulk in a highly flattering design that masks its girth. Instead, the Boss's ... «Blaster Labs, Jul 15»
10
LinkedIn's mind games work for them, not you
We hope that LinkedIn will magically increase the girth of our little black book. But it's a ruse. If we could see every coffee, every beer, every ... «The New Daily, Jul 15»

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