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girdle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of girdle

  1. a strip of flexible material (as leather) worn around the waist <drew a handkerchief from the girdle around her waist and offered it to the knight as a token of affection> Synonyms ceinture, cincture, cummerbund (also cumberbund), {h,2}belt, sash, self-beltRelated Words band, waistband; circle, loop, ribbon, ring; baldric, bandolier (or bandoleer), Sam Browne belt; cestus, obi




girdle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of girdle

  1. 1 to encircle or bind with or as if with a belt <trees girdled the campus, essentially hiding it from view> <wire girdling the bundle of firewood> Synonyms band, begird, belt, engird [archaic], engirdle, enwind, gird, girt, girth, wrapRelated Words tie up, truss; circle, enwreathe, loop, wind, wreathe; bandage, enswathe, swathe; chain, cord, enchain, lash, rope, shackle, tape, wireNear Antonyms unbind, unlash, unshackle, untie, unwindAntonyms ungird, unwrap

  2. 2 to travel completely around <an asteroid belt that girdles the inner planets of the solar system> Synonyms circle, circuit, circumnavigate, circumvent, compass, encircle, orbit, ring, roundRelated Words circumambulate, cross, perambulate, traverse

  3. 3 to form a circle around <the rings that famously girdle the planet Saturn> Synonyms circle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), encompass, environ, gird, surround, ring, wreatheRelated Words circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm




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