Girdle vs Zoneless - What's the difference?

girdle | zoneless |


As a noun girdle

is that which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference.

As a verb girdle

is to gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.

As an adjective zoneless is

without zones; unzoned.

girdle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
  • * Shakespeare
  • within the girdle of these walls
  • A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
  • * Bible, Revelations xv. 6
  • their breasts girded with golden girdles
  • The zodiac; also, the equator.
  • * Campbell
  • that gems the starry girdle of the year
  • * Cowper
  • from the world's girdle to the frozen pole
    (Francis Bacon)
  • The line of greatest circumference of a diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
  • (Knight)
  • (mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  • (Raymond)
  • The clitellum of an earthworm.
  • (Scottish, Northern English)
  • Verb

    (girdl)
  • To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
  • To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
  • Anagrams

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    zoneless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Without zones; unzoned.
  • (literary, archaic) Without a belt or girdle.
  • That reeling Goddess with the zoneless waist — Cowper.