verb (used with object), undergirded or undergirt, undergirding.
to strengthen; secure, as by passing a rope or chain under and around:
to undergird a top-heavy load.
to give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis:
ethics undergirded by faith.
verb -girds, -girding, -girded, -girt
(transitive) to strengthen or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of (an object, load, etc)
noun 1. the measure around anything; circumference. 2. a band that passes underneath a horse or other animal to hold a saddle in place, especially one having a buckle at each end for fastening to straps running from under the flaps of the saddle. 3. something that encircles; a band or girdle. verb (used with […]
adjective 1. (of a color or decoration) applied to a piece before the piece is glazed. noun 2. color or decoration applied to a piece before it is glazed. adjective 1. (ceramics) applied to pottery or porcelain before the application of glaze noun 2. a pigment, etc, applied in this way
noun 1. total or partial darkness; dimness. 2. a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits. 3. a despondent or depressed look or expression. verb (used without object) 4. to appear or become dark, dim, or somber. 5. to look sad, dismal, or dejected; frown. verb (used with object) 6. to fill with gloom; make […]
noun 1. a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence. 2. brightness of color. 3. a sensation or state of bodily heat. 4. a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks. 5. warmth of emotion or passion; ardor. verb (used without object) 6. to emit bright light and heat without […]