Pronunciation: (gûrd),[key] —v.t.,gird•ed or girt, gird•ing. 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.
Pronunciation: (gûrd),[key] —v.i. to gibe; jeer (usually fol. by at).