1The measurement around the middle of something, especially a person’s waist.
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- 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.
2A band attached to a saddle, used to secure it on a horse by being fastened around its belly.
verb[with object] archaic Back to top
Middle English (sense 2 of the noun): from Old Norse gjǫrth.