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Meaning of GARTER

Pronunciation:  'gârtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
  2. [v]  fasten with or as if with a garter

GARTER is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: supporter
 See Also: band, fasten, fix, secure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"ter\, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[`e]re, fr. OF.
    garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw,
    Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.]
    1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on
       the leg.
    2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of
       knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the
       Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.
    3. (Her.) Same as {Bendlet}.
    {Garter fish} (Zo["o]l.), a fish of the genus {Lepidopus},
       having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the
       scabbard fish.
    {Garter king-at-arms}, the chief of the official heralds of
       England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often
       abbreviated to {Garter}.
    {Garter snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of several harmless American
       snakes of the genus {Eut[ae]nia}, of several species (esp.
       {E. saurita} and {E. sirtalis}); one of the striped
       snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of
  2. \Gar"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gartered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Gartering}.]
    1. To bind with a garter.
             He . . . could not see to garter his hose. --Shak.
    2. To invest with the Order of the Garter. --T. Warton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming hat you are wearing a garter, represents seduction and titillation. You are looking to be more sexual adventurous.