Definitions for waistweɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waist, waistline(noun)

    the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

  2. shank, waist(noun)

    the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

Wiktionary

  1. waist(Noun)

    The part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.

  2. waist(Noun)

    A part of a piece of clothing that covers the waist.

  3. waist(Noun)

    The narrow connection between the thorax and abdomen in certain insects (e.g., bees, ants and wasps).

  4. waist(Noun)

    The middle portion of the hull of a ship or the fuselage of an aircraft.

  5. waist(Noun)

    That part of the upper deck of a ship between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waist(noun)

    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

  2. Waist(noun)

    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

  3. Waist(noun)

    a garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line

  4. Waist(noun)

    a girdle or belt for the waist

  5. Origin: [OE. wast; originally, growth, akin to AS. weaxan to grow; cf. AS. wstm growth. See Wax to grow.]

Freebase

  1. Waist

    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

  1. Waist

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'waist' in Nouns Frequency: #2350

Anagrams for waist »

  1. waits

  2. Swati

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sam Upan:

    The water was up to my waist!

  2. John Quinlan (wrestler):

    I have 20" arms and a 30" waist

  3. Jane Caminos:

    A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

  4. Lily James:

    I'm so healthy, i've got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.

  5. E. Joseph Crossman:

    Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

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