Synonyms and related words:
ambit, amplitude, anchor, anklet, area, armlet, back band, backstrap, band, bandage, bar, barrette, bearing rein, bellyband, belt, bend, bigness, bind, bind up, binding, binding stone, binding twine, bit, blinders, blinds, bobby pin, body, bollard, bolt, bonder, bondstone, border, box hook, brace, bracelet, braces, brad, braid, breadth, breeching, bridle, buckle, bulk, bundle, button, cable, caliber, caparison, carpet tack, catch, cavesson, cestus, chain, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, cincture, cingulum, circuit, circumference, clamp, clasp, cleat, click, clinch, clip, clothespin, collar, collarband, corking pin, cotter, coverage, crownband, crupper, cummerbund, curb, depth, diameter, dimension, dimensions, do up, dowel, earring, ecliptic, equator, expanse, expansion, extension, extent, fascia, fibula, fillet, finger ring, fishhook, funiculus, gag swivel, garter, gauge, gird, girdle, girt, grab, grapnel, grappler, grappling iron, great circle, greatness, guy, hackamore, hairpin, halter, hames, hametugs, hank, harness, hasp, hawser, haywire, headgear, headstall, height, hip straps, hitch, hitching post, holdfast, hook, hook and eye, hoop, horn, inkle, interlocker, jaquima, jerk line, jockey, kevel, kingpin, lace, lacing, largeness, lariat, lash, latch, latchet, leader, leash, length, ligament, line, lines, lock, loop, magnitude, martingale, mass, measure, measurement, moorings, nail, neckband, necklace, noose, nose ring, noseband, nut, padlock, paper clip, pawl, peg, perimeter, periphery, pin, pintle, pole strap, pommel, proportion, proportions, quoit, radius, range, reach, reins, ribbons, ring, rivet, roller, rope, saddle, safety pin, scale, scope, screw, seal, sennit, setscrew, shaft tug, side check, size, skewer, slide fastener, snaffle, snap, snubbing post, spike, splice, spread, staple, stirrup, strap, string, strop, stub tenon, surcingle, suspenders, swaddle, swathe, tack, tackle, tag, tendon, terret, thole, tholepin, thong, thumbtack, tie, tie beam, tie up, toggle, trappings, treenail, truss, tug, twine, vise, volume, waistband, whang, width, winker braces, wire, wrap, wrap up, wristband, wristlet, yoke, zipper, zodiac, zone

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Girth — (g[ e]rth), n. [Icel. gj[ o]r[eth] girdle, or ger[eth] girth; akin to Goth. ga[ i]rda girdle. See {Gird} to girt, and cf. {Girdle}, n.] 1. A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Girth — Girth, v. t. [From {Girth}, n., cf. {Girt}, v. t.] To bind as with a girth. [R.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • girth — [gə:θ US gə:rθ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: gjörth] 1.) the size of something or someone large when you measure around them rather than measuring their height ▪ the enormous girth of the tree ▪ He was a tall man, of considerable… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • girth — [gʉrth] n. [ME gerth < ON gjörth < base of gyrtha, to encircle, akin to OE gyrdan: see GIRD1] 1. a band put around the belly of a horse or other animal for holding a saddle, pack, etc. 2. the circumference, as of a tree trunk or person s… …   English World dictionary

  • girth — index caliber (measurement), measurement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • girth — gərth n a measure around a body …   Medical dictionary

  • girth — [ gɜrθ ] noun 1. ) count or uncount the distance around something thick and round, for example a tree a ) MAINLY LITERARY the distance around someone s waist, especially someone large 2. ) count a wide belt that you put around the middle of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • girth — c.1300, belt around a horse s body, from O.N. gjorð girdle, belt, hoop, from P.Gmc. *gertu (cf Goth. gairda girdle ), from the same source as GIRD (Cf. gird). Sense of measurement around an object first recorded 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • girth — The measurement around the thickest part of a mailpiece …   Glossary of postal terms

  • girth — ► NOUN 1) the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person s waist. 2) a band attached to a saddle and fastened around a horse s belly. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • girth — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse gjǫrth; akin to Old English gyrdan to gird Date: 13th century 1. a band or strap that encircles the body of an animal to fasten something (as a saddle) on its back 2. a. a measure around a body <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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