Be*gird" (?), v. t. [imp. Begirt (?), Begirded; p. p. Begirt; p. pr. & vb. n. Begirding.] [AS. begyrdan (akin to Goth. bigairdan); pref. be- + gyrdan to gird.]

1.

To bind with a band or girdle; to gird.

2.

To surround as with a band; to encompass.

 

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