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Definition of "girt" []

  • To gird. (verb-transitive)
  • To secure with a girth. (verb-transitive)
  • To measure the girth of. (verb-transitive)
  • To measure in girth. (verb-intransitive)
  • A past tense and a past participle of gird1. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "girt" in a sentence
  • "In armor cased; with helmets clasped -- sword girt"
  • "Two hundred men of lineage came with him, every one of whom wore sword girt to his side, and the foot soldiers in their company were out of number."
  • "Now Aeson's son, as soon as his comrades had made the hawsers fast, leapt from the ship, and with spear and shield came forth to the contest; and at the same time he took the gleaming helmet of bronze filled with sharp teeth, and his sword girt round his shoulders, his body stripped, in somewise resembling Ares and in somewise Apollo of the golden sword."