noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle High German rist wrist, ankle, Old English wrǣstan to twist — more at wrest Date: before 12th century 1. the joint or the region of the joint between the human hand and the arm or a corresponding part on a lower animal 2. the part of a garment or glove covering the wrist

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  • Wrist — Wrist, n. [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.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrist — wrist; wrist·band; wrist·bone; wrist·drop; wrist·er; wrist·let; wrist·lock; wrist·watch; wrist·work; …   English syllables

  • wrist — [rist] n. [ME < OE < base of wræstan, to twist, WREST] 1. the joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm; carpus 2. the corresponding part in an animal 3. the part of a sleeve, glove, etc. that covers the wrist 4. WRIST PIN ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • wrist — (n.) O.E. wrist, from P.Gmc. *wristiz (Cf. O.N. rist instep, O.Fris. wrist, M.Du. wrist, Ger. Rist back of the hand, instep ), from P.Gmc. *wrig , *wreik to turn (see WRY (Cf. wry)). The notion is the turning joint …   Etymology dictionary

  • wrist — S3 [rıst] n [: Old English;] the part of your body where your hand joins your arm on/around your wrist ▪ She had a gold watch on her wrist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrist — [ rıst ] noun count ** the part of your body between your hand and your arm: He looked at the gold watch on his wrist. a. slash your wrists to cut your wrists, especially in order to hurt or kill yourself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrist — ► NOUN ▪ the joint connecting the hand with the forearm. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to WRITHE(Cf. ↑writhe) …   English terms dictionary

  • Wrist — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wrist — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bony, slender, small, thin, tiny ▪ limp, weak ▪ broken, fractured …   Collocations dictionary

  • Wrist — Infobox Anatomy Name = wrist joint Latin = articulatio radiocarpalis GraySubject = 86 GrayPage = 327 the first pic is SICK Lymph = | Caption = A human wrist. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = MeshName = Wrist+joint… …   Wikipedia

  • wrist — /rist/, n. 1. the carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand. 2. the joint or articulation between the forearm and the hand. 3. the part of an article of clothing that fits around the wrist. 4. Mach. See wrist pin. [bef. 950; ME …   Universalium

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