- (imp. & p. p.) of Gird
- Imp. & p. p. of Gird.
- (v.) To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree.
- (a.) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
- (n.) Same as Girth.
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Definitions of: GRIT
- (n.) Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
- (n.) The coarse part of meal.
- (n.) Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
- (n.) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
- (n.) Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
- (n.) Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
- (v. i.) To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
- (v. t.) To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
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- (v. t.) To fill; to stuff; to cram.
- (a.) Full; also, trim; neat.
- (v. t.) To stop, as a wheel, by placing something under it; to scotch; to skid.
- (n.) A stone, block of wood, or anything else, placed under a wheel or barrel to prevent motion; a scotch; a skid.