Definitions for waistweɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips, usu. the narrowest part of the torso.
the part of a garment covering this part of the body.
Ref: blouse (def. 1). 1
the part of a one-piece garment covering the body from the neck or shoulders more or less to the waistline, esp. this part of a woman's or child's garment.
a child's undergarment to which other articles of apparel may be attached.
the central or middle part of an object:
the waist of a violin.
the central part of a ship; that part of the deck between the forecastle and the quarterdeck.
the stalk at the top of the abdomen in certain insects, as the wasp.
Origin of waist:
1300–50; ME wast, apocopated var. of wastum, OE wæstm growth, form, figure; akin to wax2
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the middle part of your body just above your hips
She tied a scarf around her waist.
the part of a piece of clothing that covers your waist
The pants are too big in the waist.
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
Translations for waist
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(the measurement round) the narrow part of the human body between the ribs and hips
She has a very small waist.
- cinturaPortuguese (BR)
- die TailleGerman
- cintura, talleSpanish
- vöö(ümbermõõt), pihtEstonian
- دور كمرFarsi
- (tour de) tailleFrench
- struk, pâsCroatian
- mitti, mittismálIcelandic
- liemuo, talijaLithuanian
- viduklis; jostasvietaLatvian
- liv, beltested, midjeNorwegian
- دور كمرPersian
- نري ملا، ملا، جاكټ، انركه ( بالاتنهPashto
- talie, mijlocRomanian
- pás, driekSlovak
- เอว; บั้นเอวThai
- 腰Chinese (Trad.)
- талія; станUkrainian
- vòng eoVietnamese
- 腰Chinese (Simp.)
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