to gird about; encompass; surround.
I honestly believe that his performance would beat down the frigid steel ramparts that begird the English “lady.”
Nights in London Thomas Burke
E’er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday’s ribband.
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
verb (transitive) (poetic) -girds, -girding, -girt, -girded
to surround; gird around
Old English begyrdan; see be- + gird (v.).
to go away; depart (usually used in the imperative). Historical Examples The council, in answer, reiterated their orders for him to begone. Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2) John Hill Burton I lingered—why, I can hardly tell—until once more she bade me begone. Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell begone, and thank […]
any tropical plant belonging to the genus Begonia, including species cultivated for the handsome, succulent leaves and waxy flowers. Historical Examples A good one for a shady window is the one called the ‘beefsteak’ begonia. The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw I lost a number of begonia slips by […]
- Be good
be good interjection A parting salutation •Later expanded with ”if you can’t be good, be careful, and if you can’t be careful, don’t name it after me” (1908+)
a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc.: The cheers of the fans filled the stadium. a set or traditional form of shout used by spectators to encourage or show enthusiasm for an athletic team, contestant, etc., as rah! rah! rah! something that gives joy or gladness; encouragement; comfort: words of cheer. a state of feeling […]