the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
The part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.
A part of a piece of clothing that covers the waist.
The narrow connection between the thorax and abdomen in certain insects (e.g., bees, ants and wasps).
The middle portion of the hull of a ship or the fuselage of an aircraft.
That part of the upper deck of a ship between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.
that part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the thorax and hips
hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc., which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship
a garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line
a girdle or belt for the waist
Origin: [OE. wast; originally, growth, akin to AS. weaxan to grow; cf. AS. wstm growth. See Wax to grow.]
The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On proportionate people, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso. The waistline refers to the horizontal line where the waist is narrowest, or to the general appearance of the waist. People who diet are often said to be trying to "improve" their waistline. Women tend to have narrower waists than men.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wāst, n. the smallest part of the human trunk, between the ribs and the hips: the bodice of a woman's dress: the middle part, as of a ship, of a musical instrument—(Shak.) of a period of time; (Shak.) something that surrounds.—ns. Waist′-anchor, an anchor stowed in the waist of a ship; Waist′band, the band or part of a garment which encircles the waist; Waist′belt, a belt for the waist; Waist′boat, a boat carried in the waist of a vessel; Waist′cloth, a piece of cloth worn around the waist, and hanging below it, in India; Waist′coat, a short coat worn immediately under the coat, and fitting the waist tightly; Waistcoateer′ (obs.), a strumpet; Waist′coating, material for men's waistcoats, usually of a fancy pattern and containing silk.—adjs. Waist′-deep, -high, as deep, high, as to reach up to the waist.—n. Waist′er, a green-hand on a whaler: an old man-of-war's-man who has not risen. [A.S. wæxt, growth (Ice. vöxtr); conn, with wæstme, growth, weaxen, to grow.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'waist' in Nouns Frequency: #2350
The numerical value of waist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of waist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- خصر, وسطArabic
- bandenn, dargreizBreton
- cinturaCatalan, Valencian
- talje, hvepsetaljeDanish
- Taille, RumpfGerman
- vöökoht, kesktekkEstonian
- دور کمرPersian
- taille, ceintureFrench
- meadhanScottish Gaelic
- van, cintura, cósGalician
- derék, törzsHungarian
- vita, cintura, cintolaItalian
- 胴のくびれ, 腰部, 胴回りJapanese
- navteng, کهمهر, newqKurdish
- pas, taliaPolish
- mijloc, talieRomanian
- шкафут, талияRussian
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