Meaning of girdle
Pronunciation: (gûr'dl), [key]
— n., v., -dled, -dling.
- a lightweight undergarment, worn esp. by women, often partly or entirely of elastic or boned, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
- a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
- anything that encircles, confines, or limits.
- the edge or narrow band between the upper and lower facets of a gem.
- the bony framework that unites the upper or lower extremities to the axial skeleton.
- an ornamental band, esp. one surrounding the shaft of a column.
- a ring made about a tree trunk, branch, etc., by removing a band of bark.
- to encircle with a belt; gird.
- to encompass; enclose; encircle.
- to move around (something or someone) in a circle.
- to cut away the bark and cambium in a ring around (a tree, branch, etc.).
- round (def. 51).
- girdle (Thesaurus)