begird

  • 1 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

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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

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

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

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

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  • 8 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,… …

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  • 9 begird — v. surround; gird about …

    English contemporary dictionary

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

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 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,… …

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  • 12 begird — be·gird …

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  • 13 begird — be•gird [[t]bɪˈgɜrd[/t]] v. t. girt gird•ed, gird•ing. to gird about; encompass; surround • Etymology: bef. 900 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 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} …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 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

  • 17 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

  • 18 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

  • 19 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

  • 20 compass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. encompass, bound, surround, define, encircle; beset, besiege; reach, accomplish, effect. n. bounds, extent, scope, area, circumference, range; gamut; needle (naut.). See direction, limit, circuit,… …

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