Definitions for waistweɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips, usu. the narrowest part of the torso.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the part of a garment covering this part of the body.

    Category: Clothing

  3. Category: Clothing

    Ref: blouse (def. 1). 1

  4. 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.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a child's undergarment to which other articles of apparel may be attached.

    Category: Clothing

  6. the central or middle part of an object:

    the waist of a violin.

  7. the central part of a ship; that part of the deck between the forecastle and the quarterdeck.

    Category: Nautical

  8. the stalk at the top of the abdomen in certain insects, as the wasp.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of waist:

1300–50; ME wast, apocopated var. of wastum, OE wæstm growth, form, figure; akin to wax2


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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. waist(noun)ɪst

    the middle part of your body just above your hips

    She tied a scarf around her waist.

  2. waistɪst

    the part of a piece of clothing that covers your waist

    The pants are too big in the waist.


  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams of waist

  1. waits

  2. Swati

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.

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