AskDefine | Define gird

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1 prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqui border" [syn: arm, build up, fortify] [ant: disarm]
2 encircle or bind; "Trees girded the green fields" [syn: girth, girt, begird]
3 put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins" [syn: girdle]
4 bind with something round or circular [syn: encircle] [also: girt]

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Etymology 1

Old English gyrdan (to put a belt around, to put a girdle around).



  1. To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
    The fasces were girt about with twine in bundles large.
  2. To encircle with, or as if with a belt.
    The lady girt herself with silver chain, from which she hung a golden shear.
to bind with a rope or cord, much like a belt

Etymology 2


  1. A sarcastic remark.


  1. To jeer at.
  2. To jeer.

Extensive Definition

Gird (also can be known as Gopasetra in ancient times, or Gwalior region later) is a region of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It includes the districts of Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur, and Shivpuri. Gwalior is the largest city in the region, and its historic center.
The Chambal and Yamuna rivers form the northwestern and northern boundaries of the region. Hadoti region of Rajasthan lies to the southwest, Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh lies to the south, and Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh lies to the east. Gird is sometimes considered part of Bundelkhand.


The region is one of the Agro-climatic zones of India, characterized by alluvial, loamy soils, rainfall of 800 to 1000 mm/year, and winter temperatures that sometimes drop below zero degrees Celsius. Major crops in the region include Mandarin and sweet oranges and limes under assured irrigation, and guava, ber, aonla, and custardapple without irrigation, as well as coriander, chillies, garlic, and seasonal vegetables.


''See: Gwalior state

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