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BEGIRD, verb transitive begurd. preterit tense begirt, begirded; participle passive begirt. [be and gird.]

1. To bind with a band or girdle.

2. To surround; to inclose; to encompass.

BEGIRD the Almighty throne.

3. To besiege.

To begirt, used by B.Jonso, is a corrupt orthography.