As a proper noun giro
is (cycling) the giro d'italia.
As a verb gird is
to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird
can be to jeer at.
As a noun gird is
a sarcastic remark.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
(British, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.
The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.
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.