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

 gir·dle /ˈgɝdḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 gir·dle /ˈgɝdǝ1/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gir·dle n. A griddle. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gir·dle, n.
 1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
    Within the girdle of these walls.   --Shak.
    Their breasts girded with golden girdles.   --Rev. xv. 6.
 2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic]
    From the world's girdle to the frozen pole.   --Cowper.
    That gems the starry girdle of the year.   --Campbell.
 3. Jewelry The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.
 4. Mining A thin bed or stratum of stone.
 5. Zool. The clitellus of an earthworm.
 Girdle bone Anat., the sphenethmoid. See under Sphenethmoid.
 Girdle wheel, a spinning wheel.
 Sea girdle Zool., a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle, under Venus.
 Shoulder, Pectoral, ∧ Pelvic, girdle. Anat. See under Pectoral, and Pelvic.
 To have under the girdle, to have bound to one, that is, in subjection.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gir·dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled p. pr. & vb. n. Girdling ]
 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
 2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
 Those sleeping stones,
 That as a waist doth girdle you about.   --Shak.
 3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an encircling or ringlike structure
      2: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt
         or trousers [syn: cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth]
      3: a woman's close-fitting foundation garment [syn: corset, stays]
      v 1: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the
           circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
           [syn: deaden]
      2: put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: gird]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. hagor, a girdle of any kind worn by soldiers (1 Sam.
    18:4; 2 Sam. 20:8; 1 Kings 2:5; 2 Kings 3:21) or women (Isa.
      (2.) Heb. 'ezor, something "bound," worn by prophets (2 Kings
    1:8; Jer. 13:1), soldiers (Isa. 5:27; 2 Sam. 20:8; Ezek. 23:15),
    Kings (Job 12:18).
      (3.) Heb. mezah, a "band," a girdle worn by men alone (Ps.
    109:19; Isa. 22:21).
      (4.) Heb. 'abnet, the girdle of sacerdotal and state officers
    (Ex. 28:4, 39, 40; 29:9; 39:29).
      (5.) Heb. hesheb, the "curious girdle" (Ex. 28:8; R.V.,
    "cunningly woven band") was attached to the ephod, and was made
    of the same material.
      The common girdle was made of leather (2 Kings 1:8; Matt.
    3:4); a finer sort of linen (Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10; Dan. 10:5).
    Girdles of sackcloth were worn in token of sorrow (Isa. 3:24;
    22:12). They were variously fastened to the wearer (Mark 1:6;
    Jer. 13:1; Ezek. 16:10).
      The girdle was a symbol of strength and power (Job 12:18, 21;
    30:11; Isa. 22:21; 45:5). "Righteousness and faithfulness" are
    the girdle of the Messiah (Isa. 11:5).
      Girdles were used as purses or pockets (Matt. 10:9. A. V.,
    "purses;" R.V., marg., "girdles." Also Mark 6:8).