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girding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gird  \Gird\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Girt}or  {Girded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Girding}.]  [OE.  girden,  gurden,  AS  gyrdan  akin  to  OS 
  gurdian,  D.  gorden,  OHG.  gurten  G.  g["u]rten,  Icel.  gyr?a, 
  Sw  gjorda  Dan.  giorde  Goth.  biga['i]rdan  to  begird,  and 
  prob.  to  E.  yard  an  inclosure.  Cf  {Girth},  n.  &  v.,  {Girt}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  encircle  or  bind  with  any  flexible  band. 
 
  2.  To  make  fast  as  clothing,  by  binding  with  a  cord,  girdle, 
  bandage,  etc 
 
  3.  To  surround;  to  encircle,  or  encompass. 
 
  That  Nyseian  isle,  Girt  with  the  River  Triton. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  clothe;  to  swathe;  to  invest. 
 
  I  girded  thee  about  with  fine  linen.  --Ezek.  xvi. 
  10. 
 
  The  Son  .  .  .  appeared  Girt  with  omnipotence. 
  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  prepare;  to  make  ready;  to  equip;  as  to  gird  one's 
  self  for  a  contest. 
 
  Thou  hast  girded  me  with  strength.  --Ps.  xviii. 
  39. 
 
  {To  gird  on},  to  put  on  to  fasten  around  or  to  one  securely, 
  like  a  girdle;  as  to  gird  on  armor  or  a  sword. 
 
  Let  not  him  that  girdeth  on  his  harness  boast 
  himself  as  he  that  putteth  it  off  --1  Kings  xx 
  11. 
 
  {To  gird  up},  to  bind  tightly  with  a  girdle;  to  support  and 
  strengthen,  as  with  a  girdle. 
 
  He  girded  up  his  loins,  and  ran  before  Ahab.  --1 
  Kings  xviii. 
  46. 
 
  Gird  up  the  loins  of  your  mind.  --1  Pet.  i. 
  13. 
 
  {Girt  up};  prepared  or  equipped,  as  for  a  journey  or  for 
  work  in  allusion  to  the  ancient  custom  of  gathering  the 
  long  flowing  garments  into  the  girdle  and  tightening  it 
  before  any  exertion;  hence  adjectively,  eagerly  or 
  constantly  active;  strenuous;  striving.  ``A  severer,  more 
  girt-up  way  of  living.''  --J.  C.  Shairp 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Girding  \Gird"ing\,  n. 
  That  with  which  one  is  girded;  a  girdle. 
 
  Instead  of  a  stomacher,  a  girding  of  sackcloth.  --Is. 
  iii.  24. 




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