What is another word for girdle?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɜːdə͡l] (IPA)

The word girdle can be replaced by a myriad of synonyms that encompass a range of meanings and connotations. Some of the synonyms for girdle include belt, waistband, sash, cinch, corset, shapewear, garter, suspender, and band. While each of these synonyms refers to an article of clothing that goes around the waist or hips, they can also be used in a metaphorical sense to describe something that encircles or encompasses. For instance, a belt can girdle a person's waist, but a mountain range can also girdle a city, or a moat can girdle a castle. In all, the word girdle and its many synonyms allow us to convey a range of meanings and imagery.

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Usage examples for Girdle

In front of the theatre is an admirable reproduction of Molin, the Swedish sculptor's famous group of two figures representing "the girdle-duellists," the original of which stands in front of the National Museum at Stockholm.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Wrapping Nell in a saddle-cloth in order that the rope should not cut her body, he tied a girdle around her; after which he lifted her and shouted: "Pull!"
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
It is sunk deep down in a girdle of darkness.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell

Famous quotes with Girdle

  • Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
    Judith Viorst
  • Loosen your girdle and let er fly!
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
    Kahlil Gibran
  • Arus saw a tall powerfully built youth, naked but for a loin-cloth, and sandals strapped high about his ankles. His skin was burned brown as by the suns of the wastelands and Arus glanced nervously at his broad shoulders, massive chest and heavy arms, A single look at the moody, broad-browed features told the watchman the man was no Nemedian. From under a mop of unruly black hair smoldered a pair of dangerous blue eyes. A long sword hung in a leather scabbard at his girdle.
    Robert E. Howard

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