Gird vs Stiffen - What's the difference?

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Gird is a synonym of stiffen.


In lang=en terms the difference between gird and stiffen

is that gird is to jeer while stiffen is to become stiff.

As verbs the difference between gird and stiffen

is that gird is to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird can be to jeer at while stiffen is to make stiff.

As a noun gird

is a sarcastic remark.

gird

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Verb

  • 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

    Noun

    (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.

    Verb

    (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.

    stiffen

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make stiff.
  • To become stiff.