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From un- +‎ gird; or possibly continuing Middle English ungirden, ungurden, from Old English ungyrdan (to ungird). Cognate with German entgürten (to ungird).



ungird (third-person singular simple present ungirds, present participle ungirding, simple past and past participle ungirded)

  1. To loosen the girdle or band of.
  2. To unbind or unload.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ungird in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)