Lexicon: gird – glad

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gird, v. [OE.]

Invest or endure with attributes of strength.

girdle, n. [OE.]

Belt used to secure garments.

girl (-s, -'s), n. [etymology obscure.]

Miss; maid; female child; young lady.

girlhood (-'s), n. [see girl, n.]

Maidenhood; time of innocent femininity; state of being a female child.

girt, v. [OE.]

  1. Surround; encircle; wrap; wind a sash around.
  2. Protect; prepare; prevent.

girth, n. [ON, girdle, hoop.]

Band; strap; [fig.] circumference; perimeter; diameter; measurement around a body.

give (-s, -en, gave), v. [OE giefen.]

  1. Bestow upon.
  2. Grant; impart.
  3. Compensate; reward; pay.
  4. Commit; yield to the power of.
  5. Transfer from one to another without the expectation of compensation.
  6. Sacrifice; relinquish; trade.
  7. Administer to; dispense; provide.
  8. Cause; evoke; arouse; excite.
  9. Inspire.
  10. Emit; instill.
  11. Cause; produce a new quality.
  12. Apply; designate; assign.
  13. Promise; pledge.
  14. Permit; allow; provide; [irony] sentence; penalize; punish; condemn; [word play] forgive.
  15. Issue; decree; establish; set forth.
  16. Consecrate; set apart.
  17. Communicate; tell; announce; publish.
  18. Show; reveal; exhibit.
  19. Place; present; impose.
  20. Distribute.
  21. Exchange; trade.
  22. Expend; set aside; devote.
  23. Conduct; present an event.
  24. Offer; present.
  25. Supply; provide; demand of.
  26. Become vulnerable; surrender; submit.
  27. Contribute; share; sacrifice; impart with possessions; be generous.
  28. Phrase. “give up”: abandon; surrender; quit.

giving, n. [see give, v.]

Actor; doer; benefit of the possessor.

glacier (-s), n. [Fr. 'ice house'.]

Ice flow; very large field of ice in high, mountainous regions; snowpack that remains unmelted throughout the year.

glad, adj. [OE.]

Happy; pleased; cheerful; joyful.