- 1The measurement around the middle of something, especially a person’s waist.More example sentences
- Measuring ten metres in girth, weighing 23 tons and knocking on a bit at about 800 years old, the tree is an impressive - if ungainly - sight.
- His immense height and girth made him seem like a bull, enraged and ready to charge.
- Waist and hip girths were measured standing, at the level of the umbilicus and the level of maximal gluteal protrusion, respectively.
- 1.1A person’s middle or stomach, especially when large.
verb[with object] • archaic Back to top
Middle English (sense 2 of the noun): from Old Norse gjǫrth.