Definitions for waistlineˈweɪstˌlaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waist•lineˈweɪstˌlaɪn(n.)

  1. the circumference of the body at the waist.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. the part of a garment that lies at or near the natural waistline, as the seam where the skirt and bodice of a dress are joined.

    Category: Clothing

  3. an imaginary line encircling the waist.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of waistline:

1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waist, waistline(noun)

    the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

Wiktionary

  1. waistline(Noun)

    a line around the body at the waist; its measurement

  2. waistline(Noun)

    the narrowest part of a garment, usually at the waist, but may be above or below depending on the dictates of fashion or the whim of the designer

  3. waistline(Noun)

    person having a large waistline

  4. Origin: waist + line

Freebase

  1. Waistline

    The waistline is the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion from just below the bust to below the hips. The waistline of a garment is often used to accentuate different features. The waistline is also important as a boundary at which shaping darts can be ended.

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