1. [ verb ] (military) prepare oneself for a military confrontation
Synonyms: arm build_up fortify

"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East" "troops are building up on the Iraqui border"

Related terms: disarm rearm forearm weapon garrison fortification
2. [ verb ] encircle or bind
Synonyms: girt begird girth

"Trees girded the green fields"

Related terms: surround
3. [ verb ] put a girdle on or around
Synonyms: girdle

"gird your loins"

Related terms: surround corset
4. [ verb ] bind with something round or circular
Synonyms: encircle
Related terms: bind hoop
Similar spelling:   Giard