Gird vs Girn - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between gird and girn
is that gird
is to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird
can be to jeer at while girn
) to grimace; to snarl.
As nouns the difference between gird and girn
is that gird
is a sarcastic remark while girn
is a vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
(label) To grimace; to snarl.
*1999 , (Jessica Stirling), The Wind from the Hills , St Martin's Press.
To whinge, moan, complain.
*2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 107:
(label) To make elaborate unnatural and distorted faces as a form of amusement or in a girning competition.
A vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
*2002 , edited by Richard J. Davidson, Handbook of Affective Sciences , Oxford University Press, p. 569:
- A different vocalization, a girn, simiular to a cat's purring, was observed in infants reunited with their mothers...