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gird

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gird

  1. an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings in her farewell speech, the departing governor got in some retaliatory girds at the media Synonyms of gird affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, insult, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurWords Related to gird catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms of gird accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery


gird

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gird

  1. 1 to encircle or bind with or as if with a belt for the celebration of the heroes' return, well-wishers girded hundreds of trees with yellow ribbons she girded her waist with a delicate sash Synonyms of gird band, begird, belt, engird [archaic], engirdle, enwind, girdle, girt, girth, wrap Words Related to gird tie up, truss; circle, enwreathe, loop, wind, wreathe; bandage, enswathe, swathe; chain, cord, enchain, lash, rope, shackle, tape, wire Near Antonyms of gird unbind, unlash, unshackle, untie, unwind Antonyms of gird ungird, unwrap

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity the Spartan warrior girded himself for battle with sword and shield Synonyms of gird accoutre (or accouter), equip, fit (out), furnish, kit (up or out) [chiefly British], outfit, provision, rig, supplyWords Related to gird stock, store; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; allocate, allot, assign; arm, fortify, prepare; reequip, refit, refurnish, reoutfitNear Antonyms of gird deprive, dispossess, divest, strip

  3. 3 to form a circle around a tall hedge girds the exclusive estate and shields it from prying eyes Synonyms of gird circle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), encompass, environ, surround, girdle, ring, wreatheWords Related to gird circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm



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