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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), 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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