giro

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See also: Giro, girò, giró, gîro, and giro-

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via German, from Italian giro (circulation), from Latin gyrus (circle), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, circle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Homophones: gyro
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Noun[edit]

giro (plural giros)

  1. (in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
  2. (UK, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.

Usage notes[edit]

The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.

Translations[edit]

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

giro

  1. environment

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

giro

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of girar

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian giro, from Latin gyrus, from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, circle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sjiːro/, [ˈɕiːo]

Noun[edit]

giro c (singular definite giroen, plural indefinite giroer)

  1. giro

Inflection[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gȳrus, from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒi.ro/
  • Rhymes: -iro
  • Hyphenation: gì‧ro

Noun[edit]

giro m (plural giri)

  1. turn, twist, rotation, revolution
  2. detour
  3. lap (of a race)
  4. tour, trip, stroll
  5. (in the plural) rounds (of a postman etc)
  6. period, space, course, time, run
  7. ring (illicit)
  8. turn, round
  9. circulation (of money)
  10. row (of knitting)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

giro

  1. first-person singular indicative present of girare

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

giro (m)

  1. a giro, a money transfer
  2. a short-form payment slip

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

giro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gerir

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gȳrus.

Noun[edit]

giro m (plural giros)

  1. turn
  2. tour

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

giro

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of girar.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

giro n

  1. giro (method or institution for money transfer)
  2. a giro account
  3. the bicycle competition Giro d'Italia (inflected like a noun, often capitalized, but not always)
    Hemmacyklisten Ivan Basso vann girot för andra gången
    The Italian bicyclist Ivan Basso won the Giro for the second time

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