Gird vs Sustain - What's the difference?

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Gird is a synonym of sustain.


In lang=en terms the difference between gird and sustain

is that gird is to jeer while sustain is to confirm, prove, or corroborate.

As verbs the difference between gird and sustain

is that gird is to bind with a flexible rope or cord or gird can be to jeer at while sustain is to maintain, or keep in existence.

As nouns the difference between gird and sustain

is that gird is a sarcastic remark while sustain is (music) a mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.

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.

    sustain

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia sustain) (en noun)
  • (music) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To maintain, or keep in existence.
  • To provide for or nourish.
  • provisions to sustain an army
  • To encourage (something ).
  • To experience or suffer (an injury, etc. ).
  • * Dryden
  • Shall Turnus, then, such endless toil sustain ?
  • * Shakespeare
  • You shall sustain more new disgraces.
  • To confirm, prove, or corroborate.
  • to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition
  • To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
  • A foundation sustains''' the superstructure; an animal '''sustains''' a load; a rope '''sustains a weight.
  • To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Dryden
  • his sons, who seek the tyrant to sustain

    Derived terms

    * sustainable * sustainedly