As nouns the difference between fasten and gird
is that fasten
is while gird
is a sarcastic remark.
As a verb gird is
to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird
can be to jeer at.
To attach or connect in a secure manner.
- The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.
- Fasten your seatbelts!
* Jonathan Swift
- Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?
To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.
- The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.
- to fasten a blow
- if I can fasten but one cup upon him
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.