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Meaning of GIRTH

Pronunciation:  gurth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  2. [n]  the distance around a person's body
  3. [v]  tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
  4. [v]  encircle or bind; "Trees girded the green fields"

GIRTH is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: begird, cinch, cinch, gird, girt
 See Also: circle, circumference, encircle, environ, fasten, fix, harness, perimeter, ring, round, saddlery, secure, stable gear, surround, tack



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Girth\ (g[~e]rth), n. [Icel. gj["o]r[eth] girdle, or
    ger[eth] girth; akin to Goth. ga['i]rda girdle. See {Gird} to
    girt, and cf. {Girdle}, n.]
    1. A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one
       by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.
    2. The measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the
       circumference of anything.
             He's a lu sty, jolly fellow, that lives well, at
             least three yards in the girth.       --Addison.
    3. A small horizontal brace or girder.
  2. \Girth\, v. t. [From {Girth}, n., cf. {Girt}, v. t.]
    To bind as with a girth. [R.] --Johnson.
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