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Definition 1: a woman's close-fitting foundation garment - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for girdle in the sense of this definition

(girdle is a kind of ...) a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

(... is a kind of girdle ) a woman's undergarment that combines a girdle and panties

Definition 2: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for girdle in the sense of this definition

(girdle is a kind of ...) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

(... is a kind of girdle ) a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo

Definition 3: an encircling or ringlike structure - [noun denoting body]

(girdle is a kind of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(... is a kind of girdle ) a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached

(... is a kind of girdle ) the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

Definition 4: put a girdle on or around - [verb of contact]

Samples where girdle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gird your loins

Synonyms for girdle in the sense of this definition

(girdle is a kind of ...) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

Definition 5: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients - [verb of contact]

Samples where girdle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • girdle the plant

Synonyms for girdle in the sense of this definition

(girdle is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(girdle belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

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