Begird
Begird Be*gird", v. t. [imp. {Begirt}, {Begirded}; p. p. {Begirt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begirding}.] [AS. begyrdan (akin to Goth. bigairdan); pref. be- + gyrdan to gird.] 1. To bind with a band or girdle; to gird. [1913 Webster]

2. To surround as with a band; to encompass. [1913 Webster]


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  • begird — index circumscribe (surround by boundary), embrace (encircle), encompass (surround), include Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • begird — (v.) O.E. begyrdan; see BE (Cf. be ) + GIRD (Cf. gird) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • begird — [bē gʉrd′, bigʉrd′] vt. begirt [bēgʉrt′] or begirded, begirt, begirding [ME bigirden < OE begyrdan < be + gyrdan: see BE & GIRD1] 1. to bind around; gird 2. to encircle; surround; encompass …   English World dictionary

  • begird — transitive verb (begirt; also girded; girding) Date: before 12th century 1. gird 1a 2. surround, encompass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • begird — /bi gerrd /, v.t., begirt or begirded, begirding. to gird about; encompass; surround. [bef. 900; ME begirden, OE begierdan. See BE , GIRD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • begird — verb a) To bind with a band or girdle. b) To encircle, surround, as with a gird; inclose; encompass …   Wiktionary

  • begird — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To encircle with or as if with a band: band1, belt, cincture, compass, encompass, engirdle, gird, girdle, girt, ring1. Archaic: engird. See EDGE. 2. To shut in on all sides: beset, circle, compass, encircle,… …   English dictionary for students

  • begird — v. surround; gird about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • begird — v. a. 1. Gird, bind with a girdle. 2. Surround, encompass, environ, encircle, enclose, engird …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • begird — v 1. bind, belt, truss, gird; wrap, swathe, swaddle, bandage; buckle, tie, pinion, fasten, couple. 2. encompass, surround, circumvent, circumscribe, environ, encircle, ring; confine, hem in, hedge, limit, bound, enclose; contain, corral, fence,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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