What does the word gird mean?

Usage examples for gird

  1. Unless we gird it on, we shall be onlookers instead of participants. – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  2. His own reign will be that of peace only, in all probability; and were any accident to tumble him down, this country would immediately gird on its sword and buckler, and trust to occurrences for supplies of money. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. Likewise the ambassador of the hero went to claim the promise of the Church to be in attendance on a certain spot, on a certain day, and there hear oath of eternal fealty, and gird him about with all its forces: which the Church, receiving a wink from the Law, obsequiously engaged to do, for less than the price of a plum- cake. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith