GIRD, n. gurd. [Eng. a yard.]1. A twitch or pang; a sudden spasm, which resembles the stroke of a rod or the pressure of a band.2. In popular language, a severe stroke of a stick or whip.
GIRD, v.t. gurd. pret. and pp. girded or girt.1. To bind by surrounding with any flexible substance, as with a twig, a cord, bandage or cloth; as, to gird the loins with sackcloth.2. To make fast by binding; to put on; usually with on; as, to gird on a harness; to gird on a sword.3. To invest; to surround. The Son appeared, Girt with omnipotence.4. To clothe; to dress; to habit. I girded thee about with fine linen. Ezek. 16.5. To furnish; to equip. Girded with snaky wiles.6. To surround; to encircle; to inclose; to encompass. The Nyseian isle, Girt with the river Triton.7. To gibe; to reproach severly; to lash.
GIRD, v.i. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.