I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of cors Date: 13th century 1. a usually close-fitting and often laced medieval jacket 2. a woman's close-fitting boned supporting undergarment that is often hooked and laced and that extends from above or beneath the bust or from the waist to below the hips and has garters attached II. transitive verb Date: 1845 1. to dress in or fit with a corset 2. to restrict closely ; control rigidly

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  • 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), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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