gird gird  /ˈɡɜrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) prepare oneself for a military confrontation
  2. (v) put a girdle on or around
  3. (v) bind with something round or circular

Usage(s):

  1. Guided by then chief financial officer Gary Kelly, the airline assembled a strategy to gird against potentially calamitous surges in oil prices.
  2. As President Barack Obama prepares to name a replacement, his opponents gird for an attack.
  3. Zaha Hadid's signature sensuous curves will gird Guangzhou's new theater complex.

News

  1. Taksim Square activists gird themselves for police raid

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 13 (UPI) -- Istanbul activists girded themselves for a police raid after Turkey's prime minister said he ordered authorities to end all anti-government protests Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Success of Bloomberg's NYC climate change plan rests with his successor

    A $20 billion plan to gird New York with levees, flood gates and other defenses is a bold stroke from a mayor who saw the city through Superstorm Sandy and has championed preparedness for global warming.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. Protecting NYC: Mayor's plan, successor's question

    NEW YORK (AP) — A $20 billion plan to gird New York with levees, flood gates and other defenses is a bold stroke from a mayor who saw the city through Superstorm Sandy and has championed preparedness for global warming. But the future of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sweeping proposals will largely rest with his successor.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Gird your loins," Biden told the crowd. "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

  2. "This prime minister and federalists in both parties who voted for this motion are going to have to gird their loins and get ready to fight separatism on a new front," said Rudyard Griffiths, executive director of the Dominion Institute.
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Rudyard Griffiths Source: Ottawa Citizen (registration)

  3. Fisk warns about the real US agenda, "We must gird ourselves for the next struggle against 'world evil' in Pakistan".
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Robert Fisk Source: The News International

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