Begirt
Begirt Be*girt", v. t. To encompass; to begird. --Milton. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • 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

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

  • begirt — …   Useful english dictionary

  • begird — bə̇, bē+ transitive verb (begirt also begirded ; begirt ; begirding ; begirds) Etymology: Middle English begyrden, from Old English begyrdan, from be + gyrdan to gird more at gird 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumscription — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Circumscription >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 circumscription circumscription limitation inclosure Sgm: N 1 confinement confinement &c.(restraint) 751 Sgm: N 1 circumvallation circumvallation Sgm: N 1 encincture… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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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