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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gird /ˈgɝd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gird n.
 1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
    Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.   --Tillotson.
 2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
    I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gird, v. t.
 1. To strike; to smite. [Obs.]
    To slay him and to girden off his head.   --Chaucer.
 2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
    Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gird, v. i. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
    Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gird v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girt or Girded; p. pr. & vb. n. Girding.]
 1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
 2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
 3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
 That Nyseian isle,
 Girt with the River Triton.   --Milton.
 4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
    I girded thee about with fine linen.   --Ezek. xvi. 10.
 The Son . . . appeared
 Girt with omnipotence.   --Milton.
 5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
    Thou hast girded me with strength.   --Ps. xviii. 39.
 To gird on, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely, like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword.
    Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.   --1 Kings xx. 11.
 -- To gird up, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and strengthen, as with a girdle.
    He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab.   --1 Kings xviii. 46.
    Gird up the loins of your mind.   --1 Pet. i. 13.
 -- Girt up; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or constantly active; strenuous; striving. “A severer, more girt-up way of living.” --J. C. Shairp.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is
           girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are
           building up on the Iraqui border" [syn: arm, build up,
            fortify] [ant: disarm]
      2: encircle or bind; "Trees girded the green fields" [syn: girth,
          girt, begird]
      3: put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: girdle]
      4: bind with something round or circular [syn: encircle]
      [also: girt]