noun Date: 1857 1. a. an arbitrary line encircling the narrowest part of the waist b. the part of a garment that covers the waistline or may be above or below it as fashion dictates 2. body circumference at the waist

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  • waistline — ► NOUN 1) the measurement around a person s body at the waist. 2) the part of a garment that is shaped or constructed to fit at or near the waist …   English terms dictionary

  • waistline — [wāst′līn΄] n. 1. an imaginary line encircling the waist between the ribs and the hips 2. a) the narrow part of a woman s dress, etc. worn at the waist or above or below it as styles change b) the line where the waist and skirt of a dress join 3 …   English World dictionary

  • waistline — [[t]we͟ɪstlaɪn[/t]] waistlines 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your waistline is your waist measurement. A passion for cooking does not necessarily have to be bad for your waistline. Syn: waist 2) N COUNT The waistline of a piece of clothing is the place… …   English dictionary

  • waistline — /wayst luyn /, n. 1. the circumference of the body at the waist: exercises to reduce the waistline. 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. 3. an imaginary …   Universalium

  • waistline — noun 1 measurement of the body around the waist ADJECTIVE ▪ expanding ▪ 28 inch, 34 inch, etc. VERB + WAISTLINE ▪ watch ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • waistline — noun 1 (singular) the amount you measure around the waist, especially used to judge how fat or thin you are: a trim waistline | watch your waistline (=to be careful about what you eat so you do not get fat) 2 the position of the waist of a piece… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • waistline — UK [ˈweɪs(t)ˌlaɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms waistline : singular waistline plural waistlines 1) the measurement round your waist 2) the place where the upper and lower pieces of clothing meet, usually near the waist …   English dictionary

  • waistline — waist|line [ˈweıstlaın] n 1.) [singular] the amount you measure around the waist, especially used to judge how fat or thin you are ▪ a trim waistline 2.) the position of the waist of a piece of clothing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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