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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrist, carpus, wrist joint, radiocarpal joint, articulatio radiocarpea(noun)

    a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

Wiktionary

  1. wrist(Noun)

    The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in narrow sense.

    Etymology: wristiz, whence also Old High German *, Old Norse rist

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrist(noun)

    the joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus

    Etymology: [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]

  2. Wrist(noun)

    a stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called wrist pin

    Etymology: [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]

Freebase

  1. Wrist

    In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as 1 the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of the hand; the wrist joint or radiocarpal joint, the joint between the radius and the carpus; and the anatomical region surrounding the carpus including the distal parts of the bones of the forearm and the proximal parts of the metacarpus or five metacarpal bones and the series of joints between these bones, thus referred to as wrist joints. This region also includes the carpal tunnel, the anatomical snuff box, the flexor retinaculum, and the extensor retinaculum. As a consequence of these various definitions, fractures to the carpal bones are referred to as carpal fractures, while fractures such as distal radius fracture are considered fractures to the wrist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrist

    rist, n. the joint by which the hand is united to the arm: a stud or pin projecting from the side of a crank.—ns. Wrist′band, the band or part of a sleeve which covers the wrist; Wrist′-drop, inability to extend the hand, often caused by lead-poisoning; Wrist′let, an elastic band used to confine the upper part of a glove to the wrist: a bracelet: (slang) a handcuff; Wrist′-plate, an oscillating plate bearing wrist-pins for the connection of rods or pitmans, as on the cut-off gear of an engine; Wrist′-pin, any pin connecting a pitman to a cross-head; Wrist′-shot, in golf, a short stroke usually played with an iron, from the wrist, without swinging the club over the shoulder. [A.S. wristwríthan, to twist; Ger. rist.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wrist

    The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.

Editors Contribution

  1. wrist

    A type of joint connected to the hand in a human being.

    Our wrists vary in size according to the size of each human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wrist' in Nouns Frequency: #2293

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wrist in a Sentence

  1. Forrest Preece:

    I'm 72 and my wife is 70. It would be easy to knock us over, my wife actually went online and found a little mirror to attach to her wrist to look behind her so she's not constantly turning around. We go single file so she can see that mirror and see what's behind us.

  2. Elizabeth Smith:

    He went in with eight gunshot wounds, a broken thumb/wrist, fractured jaw, split tongue, missing teeth, two collapsed lungs, and almost completely devoid of blood.

  3. Joshua Morrison:

    They’d work on my face while they held my wrist. I thought I was actually going to die. I was telling myself in my mind, I’m going to die now, this is it -- just keep fighting, just keep fighting.

  4. George Koob:

    In the future, a biosensor worn on the wrist will help people monitor themselves in real time, the attention and self-monitoring is really what would make biosensors effective.

  5. Andrew Block:

    You'll never get the money back that you spent on it, it's like buying a car. The minute you put it on your wrist it's worth less than what you paid for it.

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