Definitions for: Girdle

[n] a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
[n] a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
[n] an encircling or ringlike structure
[v] put a girdle on or around
[v] cut a girdle around (a plant) so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

Webster (1913) Definition: Gir"dle, n.
A griddle. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Gir"dle, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr.
gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. g["u]rtel, Icel. gyr?ill. See
Gird, v. t., to encircle, and cf. Girth, n.]
1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference;
a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling
the body usually at the waist; a cestus.

Within the girdle of these walls. --Shak.

Their breasts girded with golden girdles. --Rev. xv.

2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic] --Bacon.

From the world's girdle to the frozen pole.

That gems the starry girdle of the year. --Campbell.

3. (Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a
brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the
setting. See Illust. of Brilliant. --Knight.

4. (Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone. --Raymond.

5. (Zo["o]l.) The clitellus of an earthworm.

Girdle bone (Anat.), the sphenethmoid. See under

Girdle wheel, a spinning wheel.

Sea girdle (Zo["o]l.), a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle,
under Venus.

Shoulder, Pectoral, & Pelvic, girdle. (Anat.) See
under Pectoral, and Pelvic.

To have under the girdle, to have bound to one, that is, in

Gir"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. --Shak.

2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.

Those sleeping stones, That as a waist doth girdle
you about. --Shak.

3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.)
through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]

Synonyms: cincture, corset, deaden, gird, panty girdle, sash, stays, waistband, waistcloth

See Also: band, border, cummerbund, foundation, foundation garment, hip, incise, pectoral girdle, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, skeletal structure, skirt, surround

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