Grid vs Girt - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between grid and girt

is that grid is (disease|obsolete) gay-related immunodeficiency — former name of aids while girt is a horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.

As a verb girt is

to gird or girt can be (gird).

As an adjective girt is

(nautical) bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

grid

English

(wikipedia grid)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
  • A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
  • * (movie)
  • You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid'. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national ' grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • (computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, such structures being known as a computational grid or simply grid computing, and used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
  • (cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.
  • (motor racing) The pattern of starting positions of the drivers for a race.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Andrew Benson, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win , passage=McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fought up from the back of the grid to eighth, with team-mate Jenson Button taking ninth.}}
  • (electronics) The third (or higher) electrode of a vacuum tube (triode or higher).
  • Derived terms

    * gridlock * grid reference * national grid * numerical grid * off the grid * supergrid * grid point

    See also

    * square * rectangle * lattice * reticulum

    Verb

  • To mark with a grid.
  • To assign a reference grid to.
  • Anagrams

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    girt

    English

    Etymology 1

    Alteration of

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
  • *
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To gird.
  • To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  • To measure the girth of.
  • Etymology 3

    See gird

    Verb

    (head)
  • (gird)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
  • Anagrams

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