[gurd] /gɜrd/ verb (used with object), girded or girt, girding. 1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band. 2. to surround; enclose; hem in. 3. to prepare (oneself) for action: He girded himself for the trial ahead. 4. to provide, equip, or invest, as with power or strength. [gurd] /gɜrd/ verb (used without […]
[gur-der] /ˈgɜr dər/ noun 1. a large beam, as of steel, reinforced concrete, or timber, for supporting masonry, joists, purlins, etc. 2. a principal beam of wood, steel, etc., supporting the ends of joists. /ˈɡɜːdə/ noun 1. a large beam, esp one made of steel, used in the construction of bridges, buildings, etc 2. (botany) […]
[gur-dl] /ˈgɜr dl/ noun 1. a lightweight undergarment, worn especially by women, often partly or entirely of elastic or boned, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. 2. a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist. 3. anything that encircles, confines, or limits. 4. Jewelry. the […]
- Girdle anesthesia
girdle anesthesia n. Anesthesia distributed as a band encircling the abdomen.