Gird vs Fortify - What's the difference?
Gird is a synonym of fortify.
As verbs the difference between gird and fortify
is that gird
is to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird
can be to jeer at while fortify
is to increase the defenses of; to strengthen and secure by military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
As a noun gird
is a sarcastic remark.
To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
To encircle with, or as if with a belt.
- The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
- The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.
To prepare oneself for an action.
- Our home is girt by sea... -
A sarcastic remark.
A stroke with a rod or switch.
A severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
- I thank thee for that gird , good Tranio.
- Conscience is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.
To jeer at.
- Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.
- Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.
To increase the defenses of; to strengthen and secure by military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
To impart strength or vigor to.
* Sir Walter Scott
To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients.
* 1979 , Kiplinger's Personal Finance (volume 33, number 7, July 1979, page 47)
- Pride came to the aid of fancy, and both combined to fortify his resolution.
- Compare the nutrition information label of a regular ready-to-eat fortified cereal with that of a presweetened brand and you'll note that, although the sweetened one's sugar content is higher, the fortification is virtually identical.