As verbs the difference between gird and girth
is that gird
is to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird
can be to jeer at while girth
is to bind as if with a girth or band.
As nouns the difference between gird and girth
is that gird
is a sarcastic remark while girth
is the distance measured around an object.
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.
The distance measured around an object.
A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddles in place.
The part of an animal around which the girth fits.
(informal) One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.
A small horizontal brace or girder.
- He's a lusty, jolly fellow, that lives well, at least three yards in the girth .
To bind as if with a girth or band.
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