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Girt vs Environ - What's the difference?

girt | environ |

As verbs the difference between girt and environ

is that girt is to gird or girt can be (gird) while environ is to surround; to encircle.

As a noun girt

is a horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.

As an adjective girt

is (nautical) bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

girt

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of

Noun

(en noun)
  • A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
  • *
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To gird.
  • To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  • To measure the girth of.
  • Etymology 3

    See gird

    Verb

    (head)
  • (gird)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
  • Anagrams

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    environ

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To surround; to encircle.
  • * 1673 , ”:
  • I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs
    By the known rules of antient libertie,
    When strait a barbarous noise environs me
    Of Owles and Cuckoes, Asses, Apes and Doggs.
  • * Spenser
  • Dwelling in a pleasant glade, / With mountains round about environed .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Environed he was with many foes.
  • * John Donne
  • Environ me with darkness whilst I write.