• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Begird To bind with a band or girdle; to gird.
    • Begird To surround as with a band; to encompass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • begird To bind with a band or girdle.
    • begird To surround; inclose; encompass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Begird be-gird′ to gird or bind with a girdle; to surround or encompass (with)
    • pa.t Begird begirt′, begird′ed; pa.p. begirt′
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. begyrdan,akin to Goth. bigairdan,); pref. be-, + gyrdan, to gird


In literature:

By ancient dread of fathers gone held holy far and wide: A place that hollow hills shut in and pine-wood black begirds.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil