giro

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giro a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so
    • n giro a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n giro A round; a turn; a short tour.
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Usage

In literature:

A 'bel giro,' wasn't it?
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
Giro del Mondo del G.F. Gemelli Carreri.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
A flash of the true light illuminated the mind of Giro Menotti, but that was extinguished on the scaffold.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
There, I am a whole 'giro' lower!
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
One of these houses on the Giro had for generations been in the possession of the Guai family.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
One of these houses on the Giro had for generations been in the possession of the Guai family.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
I was paypalling to a friend in Kampala who withdrew it in shillings and sent it to my family in giros.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
The giro-system, as is well known, is relatively unimportant as compared with notes.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The post-check system, inaugurated January 1, 1909, would more appropriately be termed the post giro system.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
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In news:

Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas, wearing the leader's pink jersey, signs prior the the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia.
GIRO Secures Multiple HASTUS Upgrade Contracts in Germany and Austria.
Dutch cyclist Pieter Weening (Rabobank) attacks on the gravel during the fifth stage of the 94th Giro d'Italia in Livorno, Italy, on Wednesday.
Belgian Cyclist Dies After Crashing in Giro d'Italia.
The peloton during the third stage of the Giro d'Italia.
Chris Horner's comeback, Part II: The final push toward the Giro di Lombardia.
Beghelli, and Oct 15 in the Giro de Piemonte, both in Italy.
Franco Pellizotti of the Liquigas team celebrates winning the uphill Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia.
Simon Gerrans celebrates his winning ride in Stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Simon Gerrans of Australia won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a long breakaway Saturday and Denis Menchov held on to the overall leader's pink jersey.
Pedro Horrillo's Brush With Death at the Giro D'Italia Came on a Dangerous Downhill Ride.
This week we have a Giro package up for grabs including a helmet and goggles.
Chris Horner's Giro di Lombardia diary: Finishing the season healthy a victory in itself.
Chris Horner's comeback, Part II: The final push toward the Giro di Lombardia .
Now there is only one rest day to go before Saturday's last race of the season, the Giro di Lombardia .
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