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English noun: girdle

1. girdle (body) an encircling or ringlike structure


Broader (hypernym)skeletal structure


Narrower (hyponym)hip, pectoral girdle, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis

2. girdle (artifact) a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers


Synonymscincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth


Broader (hypernym)band


Narrower (hyponym)cummerbund

3. girdle (artifact) a woman's close-fitting foundation garment


Synonymscorset, stays


Broader (hypernym)foundation, foundation garment


Narrower (hyponym)panty girdle


English verb: girdle

1. girdle (contact) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients


SamplesGirdle the plant.


Synonymsdeaden


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incise


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

2. girdle (contact) put a girdle on or around


SamplesGird your loins.


Synonymsgird


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround









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