1 the distance around something; circumference
2 size or bulk
a man of great girth
3 a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position
4 usually foll by: up to fasten a girth on (a horse)
5 tr to encircle or surround
(C14: from Old Norse gjörth belt; related to Gothic gairda girdle1; see gird1)
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