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Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today - we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm - managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically.
Allan Savory

Meaning of "undergird" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UNDERGIRD

From under- + gird1.
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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 UNDERGIRD

undergird  [ˌʌndəˈɡɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNDERGIRD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Undergird 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 undergird in English.

WHAT DOES UNDERGIRD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of undergird in the English dictionary

The definition of undergird in the dictionary is to strengthen or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UNDERGIRD

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you undergird
we let´s undergird
you undergird
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to undergird
Past participle
undergirded
Present Participle
undergirding
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 UNDERGIRD


absurd
əbˈsɜːd
begird
bɪˈɡɜːd
bird
bɜːd
crossword
ˈkrɒswɜːd
firebird
ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd
gird
ɡɜːd
heard
hɜːd
herd
hɜːd
hummingbird
ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd
keyword
ˈkiːˌwɜːd
nerd
nɜːd
overgird
ˌəʊvəˈɡɜːd
password
ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd
preferred
prɪˈfɜːd
third
θɜːd
thunderbird
ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd
ungird
ʌnˈɡɜːd
upgird
ʌpˈɡɜːd
Verde
vɜːd
word
wɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNDERGIRD

underfunding
underfur
undergarment
undergirt
underglaze
undergo
undergod
undergoer
undergone
undergown
undergrad
undergraduate
undergraduateship
undergraduette
underground
underground railroad
undergrounder
undergrove
undergrown
undergrowth

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNDERGIRD

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

Synonyms and antonyms of undergird in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «undergird» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNDERGIRD

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

Translator English - Chinese

undergird
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apuntalar
570 millions of speakers

English

undergird
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

undergird
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأساس في دراسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подкреплять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

embasar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

undergird
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sous-tendent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terus menerus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

untermauern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

補強する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뒷받침
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nglampahi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

củng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

undergird
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आश्रय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

undergird
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cingere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

undergird
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підкріплювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stranse
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιζώνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onder-
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

undergird
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

underst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of undergird

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERGIRD»

The term «undergird» is normally little used and occupies the 110.728 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERGIRD» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «UNDERGIRD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word undergird.
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Allan Savory
Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today - we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm - managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNDERGIRD»

Discover the use of undergird in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to undergird and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
Undergird {v. t.from under, and gird} To bind below, to gird the bottom. Undergird' ed (p. from undergird) Bound below, girded round the bottom. Undergird'ing {p. a. from undergird) Binding below, girding the bottom. Undergird'ing (i. from tbe ...
John Ash, 1775
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Human Rights: Universality and Diversity
Tommy KOH, "The 10 Values That Undergird East Asian Strength and Success", International Herald Tribune, 11-12 December 1993, § 1. Bilahari KAUSIKAN, " An Asian Approach to Human Rights", o.c.. 147. Tommy KOH, "The 10 Values ...
Eva Brems, 2001
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First Corinthians
The Dispute over Food Sacrificed to Idols (8:1–11:1) B. Refutation of Their Practice because of Its Danger to Fellow Christians (8:7–13) ➤ C. Paul's Own Example to Undergird His Counsel (9:1–27) D. Refutation of Their Practice from the ...
David E. Garland, 2003
4
Happy about the Career Alphabet: An A-Z Primer for Job ...
U. Undergird. to. Until. Undergird Undergird your career with competence, caring, and character. You will stand out in a sea of competition. Unemployed Instead of telling someone you're unemployed, say in transition or between jobs, better ...
Billie Sucher, 2010
5
Behavior Management: Traditional and Expanded Approaches
Norris M. Haynes There are three basic learning theories that undergird traditional behavior management strategies. Traditional behavior management strategies are being defined in this book as those that are premised on the notion that ...
Norris M. Haynes, 2012
6
Calvin on the Ropes
the ambiance of success without the hard work to undergird it; • the ambiance of education and scholarship without the training to undergird it; • the ambiance of athletic prowess without the fitness to undergird it; • and so on and so forth.
Douglas R. Shearer, 2009
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Second Corinthians, a Letter about Reconciliation
Expressions. of. Confidence. which. Undergird. Appeals. for. Reconciliation. S.N. Olson, in an unpublished PhD in 1976 under N.A. Dahl at Yale University, has particularly emphasized that numerous statements in 2 Corinthians express ...
Ivar Vegge, 2008
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Becoming the Transformative Church: Beyond Sacred Cows, ...
Foundational. Theories. That. Undergird. the. Work. of. Transformation. "These ideas speak with a simple clarity to the issues ... to take the lead. So, I decided that CHAPTER SIX: Foundational Theories That Undergird the Work Transformation.
Kay Collier McLaughlin, 2013
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The Role of the University in the Preparation of Teachers
Principles2 and3 undergird this committee. Rewards/Resources Subcommittee Will developreward and recognitionsystemsfor facultywhich reflect theprinciple that the education of teachersisa universitywide responsibility and is suchacritical  ...
the late Robert Roth, 2005
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The Role of the University in the Preparation of Teachers
Principles 2 and 3 undergird this committee. Rewards/Resources Subcommittee Will develop reward and recognition systems for faculty which reflect the principle that the education of teachers is a university-wide responsibility and is such a ...
Robert A. Roth, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNDERGIRD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term undergird is used in the context of the following news items.
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“Bachelorette” Kaitlyn rejects slut-shaming, sexist trolling and death …
... it comes to progressive gender politics and rarely takes an unfiltered look at the sort of deeply-ingrained attitudes that undergird its salacious business model. «Salon, Jul 15»
2
Op-ed: Violence Against Trans Men Will Lessen If We Address Trans …
Boys Do Cry: Hatred and fear of transness and femininity undergird most gender-based violence, so protecting trans women will help protect us all. «Advocate.com, Jul 15»
3
BRICS bankers will undergird – not undermine – Western financial …
July 10, 2015 -- originally published by teleSUR English, submitted to Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal by the author -- The main point of the ... «Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, Jul 15»
4
Military Experts Warn Against Climate Inaction
“National security, linked to energy security and economic growth, which undergird all of our nation's power, can be achieved by taking action now to avert the ... «Chicago Tonight | WTTW, Jul 15»
5
ArtsBeat | 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Episode 9 Recap: Dragon …
Consider: The George R.R. Martin books that undergird this series are collectively called “A Song of Ice and Fire.” After four full seasons of chatter about winter ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
6
Democrats' irresponsible pension-funding bet in Maryland
FOUR YEARS ago, lawmakers in Annapolis struck a deal to undergird Maryland's perilously indebted pension fund. The deal rested on a pair of sacrifices: State ... «Washington Post, May 15»
7
How a computer's 'nerd power' could be used to heat your home
Computers, particularly the massive servers that undergird the internet, give off a ton of heat, so much that internet companies spend a good chunk of money on ... «The Week Magazine, May 15»
8
Pedestrian bridge in Upper Marlboro closes for repairs
The steel plates which undergird the wooden planks of the bridge have deteriorated due to wear and tear, according to county spokesperson Paulette Jones. «Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online, May 15»
9
Stanford scholar reveals how fears of damnation undergird
Drawing on 18th-and 19th-century writings, religious studies scholar Kathryn Gin Lum shows how the concept of "hell" influenced religion, politics and social ... «Stanford Report, Apr 15»
10
Ellen Starbird: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights …
Ellen Starbird: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Undergird Success of SDGs. April 10, 2015 By Schuyler Null ... «New Security Beat, Apr 15»

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