Associations to the word «Girdle»


GIRDLE, noun. That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
GIRDLE, noun. A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
GIRDLE, noun. The zodiac; also, the equator.
GIRDLE, noun. The line of greatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
GIRDLE, noun. (mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
GIRDLE, noun. The clitellum of an earthworm.
GIRDLE, noun. (Scottish) (Northern English) Alternative form of griddle
GIRDLE, verb. (transitive) To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
GIRDLE, verb. (transitive) To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.

Dictionary definition

GIRDLE, noun. An encircling or ringlike structure.
GIRDLE, noun. A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers.
GIRDLE, noun. A woman's close-fitting foundation garment.
GIRDLE, verb. Cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant".
GIRDLE, verb. Put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins".

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