Fasten vs Gird - What's the difference?

fasten | gird |

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.




(en verb)
  • To attach or connect in a secure manner.
  • The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.
    Fasten your seatbelts!
    Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.
  • To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.
  • to fasten a blow
  • * Shakespeare
  • if I can fasten but one cup upon him


    * * English ergative verbs ----



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) .


  • To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
  • The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
  • To encircle with, or as if with a belt.
  • The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.
    Our home is girt by sea... -
  • To prepare oneself for an action.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A sarcastic remark.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I thank thee for that gird , good Tranio.
  • A stroke with a rod or switch.
  • A severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
  • * Tillotson
  • Conscience is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.


    (en verb)
  • To jeer at.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.
  • To jeer.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.