Girdle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɜːrdl|  American pronunciation of the word girdle
Brit.  |ˈɡəːd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word girdle


- an encircling or ringlike structure
- a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers (syn: cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth)
- a woman's close-fitting foundation garment (syn: corset, stays)


- cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients(syn: deaden)
- put a girdle on or around (syn: gird)


...drew a handkerchief from the girdle around her waist and offered it to the knight as a token of affection...

the rings that girdle the planet Saturn

...trees girdled the campus, essentially hiding it from view...

The velvet lawn closely girdling the grey base of the mansion.

the formal garden that girdled the house

Word forms

I/you/we/they: girdle
he/she/it: girdles
present participle: girdling
past tense: girdled
past participle: girdled
singular: girdle
plural: girdles
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman