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girth

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noun \ˈgərth\

Definition of girth

  1. 1 :  a band or strap that encircles the body of an animal to fasten something (as a saddle) on its back

  2. 2 a :  a measure around a body <a man of more than average girth> <the girth of a tree> b :  size, dimensions

Examples of girth in a sentence

  1. The tree is about two meters in girth.

  2. a person of large girth

  3. a girth of about two meters

Origin and Etymology of girth

Middle English, from Old Norse gjǫrth; akin to Old English gyrdan to gird


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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girth

verb

Definition of girth

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  encircle

  3. 2 :  to bind or fasten with a girth

  4. 3 :  to measure the girth of

Examples of girth in a sentence

  1. <you'll need to make sure you girth the saddle tightly or you'll fall off the horse>

  2. <his arms couldn't quite girth the stone column>

15th Century

First Known Use of girth

15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


GIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

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girth

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noun \ˈgərth\

Definition of girth for English Language Learners

  • : the size of someone or something measured around the middle

  • : a band or strap placed around the body of an animal (such as a horse) to hold something (such as a saddle) on its back


GIRTH Defined for Kids

girth

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noun \ˈgərth\

Definition of girth for Students

  1. 1 :  the measure or distance around something <the girth of a tree>

  2. 2 :  a band put around the body of an animal to hold something (as a saddle) on its back


Medical Dictionary

girth

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noun \ˈgərth\

Medical Definition of girth

  1. :  a measure around a body



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