garth

[gahrth]

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard; see yard2

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Garth

[gahrth]
noun
a male given name.
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garth1 (ɡɑːθ)
 
n
1.  a courtyard surrounded by a cloister
2.  archaic a yard or garden
 
[C14: from Old Norse garthr; related to Old English geardyard²]

garth2 (ɡɑːθ)
 
n
dialect (Northern English) a child's hoop, often the rim of a bicycle wheel
 
[dialect variant of girth]

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garth
"small piece of enclosed ground," northern and western Eng. dialect word, mid-14c., from O.N. garðr "yard, courtyard, fence," cognate of O.E. geard (see yard (1)).
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Example sentences
Garth tries to prevent him from continuing his experiments.
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