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ˈbɒd ɪsbodice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bodicenoun

    part of a dress above the waist

Wiktionary

  1. bodicenoun

    An article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist, lacking sleeves or with detachable sleeves.

    Etymology: From bodies, plural of body

  2. bodicenoun

    A woman's blouse-like garment, especially with European folk dress.

    Etymology: From bodies, plural of body

  3. bodicenoun

    The upper portion of a one- or two-piece dress, in distinction to the skirt and sleeves.

    Etymology: From bodies, plural of body

  4. bodicenoun

    A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn especially by women; a corset; stays.

    Etymology: From bodies, plural of body

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bodicenoun

    a kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays

  2. Bodicenoun

    a close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it

Freebase

  1. Bodice

    A bodice, historically, is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper portion of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. The term comes from pair of bodies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bodice

    bod′is, n. a woman's outer garment covering the waist and bust: the close-fitting waist or body of a woman's gown.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodice in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bodice in a Sentence

  1. Jean Lorrain:

    Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...

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