Definition of Girth

1. Noun. The distance around a person's body.

Generic synonyms: Circumference, Perimeter
Specialized synonyms: Spread



2. Verb. Tie a cinch around. "Cinch horses"
Exact synonyms: Cinch
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Cinch

3. Noun. Stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place.
Exact synonyms: Cinch
Group relationships: Harness
Generic synonyms: Saddlery, Stable Gear, Tack
Derivative terms: Cinch

Definition of Girth

1. n. A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.

2. v. t. To bind as with a girth.

Definition of Girth

1. Noun. The distance measured around an object. ¹

2. Noun. A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddles in place. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) One's waistline circumference, most often a large one. ¹

4. Verb. To bind as if with a girth or band. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Girth

1. to encircle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: encircle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Girth

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gironic
girons
giros
girosol
girosols
girr
girrock
girrocks
girrs
girsh
girsha
girshes
girt
girted
girth (current term)
girthed
girthier
girthiest
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girthless
girths
girthy
girting
girtline
girtlines
girts
girus
giruses
girvasite

Literary usage of Girth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"In this place, as under similar circumstances elsewhere, the Deodar carries its girth well up, as illustrated by the following measurements of the girth of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"2Í in., and a girth of only 8J in. Maximum girth recorded ... Greatest length of horns recorded, i ft. 7 in. with a girth of gf in. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"ia merely fuir girth inverted. 5. girth has also been explained as denoting the circle of stones which environed the ancient places of judgment. ..."

4. Memoirs of the American Anthropological and Ethnological Societies by American Ethnological Society, American Anthropological Association (1907)
"CHAPTER III THE girth OF THE CHEST Discussions on the girth of the Jewish chest ... As is well known, the girth of the chest exceeds, or at least equals, ..."

5. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1895)
"The instruments may be classified as follows:— 1. Instruments for the Measurement of the girth. The girth may be measured with a tape, or with a string and ..."

6. Anthropometry and Physical Examination: A Book for Practical Use in by Jay Webber Seaver (1905)
"girth of Neck. girth of Lower Chest Expanded (gth Rib). girth of Lower Chest Contracted girth of Waist. girth of Right Thigh. girth of Left Thigh. ..."

7. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1900)
"13.3 Breadth of chest 10.7 11.2 11.5 Depth of chest 7.4 7.9 7.7 girth of neck 13.8 14.3 14.4 girth of chest inflated 35.8 38.7 37.6 girth of waist 28.7 30.5 ..."

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