Begirding
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • begirding — …   Useful english dictionary

  • surrounding — n 1. perimeter, enclosure, belt, border. See surround(def. 3). 2. surroundings environs, neighborhood, vicinity, vicinage, region, area, locale, district, section; environment, habitat, setting, Fr. mise en scene. scene, entourage, milieu,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begirded — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begirt — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begirt — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /bəˈgɜd/ (say buh gerd) verb (t) (begirt or begirded, begirding) to gird about; encompass; surround. {Middle English begirden, Old English begyrdan. See be , gird1} …   Australian English 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

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