Corset
Corset Cor"set (k?r"s?t), n. [F., dim. of OF. cors, F. corps, body. See {Corse}.] 1. In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women. [1913 Webster]

2. An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays. [1913 Webster]


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  • corset — [ kɔrsɛ ] n. m. • 1789; « courte veste, corsage » fin XIIe; de corps 1 ♦ Anciennt Gaine baleinée et lacée, en tissu résistant, qui serre la taille et le ventre des femmes. ⇒ ceinture, gaine. Baleines de corset. Loc. métaph. Corset de fer, ce qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • corset — CORSÉT, corsete, s.n. Centură elastică lată (şi întărită cu balene), care serveşte la strângerea taliei. ♢ Corset gipsat = (sau medical) = aparat special făcut din ghips sau din alt material, care serveşte la imobilizarea coloanei vertebrale sau… …   Dicționar Român

  • corset — CORSET. s. m. Corps de cotte de Villageoise. Mettre un corset. Corset de taffetas. Corset à fleurs.Corset, se dit aussi d Un petit corps ordinairement de toile piquée et sans baleine, que les femmes mettent lorsqu elles sont en déshabillé …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • corset — Corset. s. m. Corps de cotte des Villageoises. Mettre un corset. corset de tafetas. corset à fleurs. Corset, se dit aussi, d Un petit corps ordinairement de toile piquée & sans baleine, que les Dames mettent lors qu elles sont en deshabillé …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • corset — c.1300, kind of laced bodice, from O.Fr. corset (13c.) bodice, tunic, dim. of cors body (see CORPS (Cf. corps)). Meaning stiff supporting and constricting undergarment is from 1795 …   Etymology dictionary

  • corset — [kôr′sit] n. [OFr, dim. of cors: see CORPS] 1. a closefitting undergarment, often tightened with laces and reinforced with stays, worn, chiefly by women, to give support or a desired figure to the body from the hips to or including the breast 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Corset — Cor set (k?r s?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corseted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corseting}.] To inclose in corsets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corset — (v. ital.), 1) Schnürbrust; 2) Stück der Frauenzimmerkleidung, aus einem nahe am Leibe anliegenden Oberkleid mit kurzen Schößen bestehend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Corset — Corset, s. Leibchen …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • corset — CORSET: Empêche d avoir des enfants …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

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