ungird
transitive verb Date: before 12th century to divest of a restraining band or girdle ; unbind

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  • Ungird — Un*gird , v. t. [1st pref. un + gird.] To loose the girdle or band of; to unbind; to unload. [1913 Webster] He ungirded his camels. Gen. xxiv. 32. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ungird — (v.) O.E. ongyrde, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) opposite of + GIRD (Cf. gird). Cf. M.Du. ontgorden, O.H.G. ingurten, Ger. entgürten. Related: Ungirded; ungirding …   Etymology dictionary

  • ungird — [ungʉrd′] vt. [ME ungirden < OE ongyrdan < un ,UN + gyrdan, to GIRD1] 1. to remove the belt or girdle of 2. to remove by unfastening a belt …   English World dictionary

  • ungird — /un gerrd /, v.t., ungirded or ungirt, ungirding. 1. to loosen or remove a girdle or belt from. 2. to loosen or remove by unfastening a belt: to ungird a sword. [bef. 900; ME ungirden, OE ungyrdan; see UN 2, GIRD; c. G entgürten] * * * …   Universalium

  • ungird — verb archaic release or take off by undoing a belt or girth …   English new terms dictionary

  • ungird — un·gird …   English syllables

  • ungird — /ʌnˈgɜd/ (say un gerd) verb (t) Archaic 1. to unfasten or take off the girdle or belt of. 2. to loosen, or take off, by unfastening a girdle. {un 2 + gird1. Compare German entgürten} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ungird — v.tr. 1 release the girdle, belt, or girth of. 2 release or take off by undoing a belt or girth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discinct — Dis*cinct, a. [L. discinctus, p. p. of discingere to ungird; dis + cingere to gird.] Ungirded; loosely dressed. [R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unbelt — Un*belt , v. t. [1st pref. un + belt.] To remove or loose the belt of; to ungird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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