Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun girdle

3 senses of girdle

Sense 1
girdle -- (an encircling or ringlike structure)
       => skeletal structure -- (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

Sense 2
girdle, cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth -- (a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers)
       => band -- (a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body))

Sense 3
corset, girdle, stays -- (a woman's close-fitting foundation garment)
       => foundation garment, foundation -- (a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb girdle

2 senses of girdle

Sense 1
girdle, deaden -- (cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant")
       => incise -- (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Sense 2
girdle, gird -- (put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

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