Midriff

  • 1 Midriff — Mid riff (m[i^]d r[i^]f), n. [AS. midhrif; midd mid, middle + hrif bowels, womb; akin to OFries. midref midriff, rif, ref, belly, OHG. href body, and to L. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] (Anat.) 1. See {Diaphragm}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …

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  • 2 midriff — (n.) O.E. midhrif, from mid mid (see MID (Cf. mid)) + hrif belly, from P.Gmc. *hrefiz (Cf. O.H.G. href, O.Fris. hrif belly ), from PIE *kwrep body, form, appearance (see CORPOREAL (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 midriff — ► NOUN ▪ the front of the body between the chest and the waist. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 midriff — [mid′rif] n. [ME mydrif < OE midhrif < midd (see MID1) + hrif, belly (akin to OHG href, body) < IE base * krep , body > L corpus] 1. DIAPHRAGM (sense 1) 2. a) the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Midriff — Clothing showing midriff Midriff is a particular term to denominate the section of the human body between the thorax/chest and the pelvis/hips. It is used (1) as a genteel avoidance of synonymous belly (with its primary external physical feature …

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  • 6 midriff — n. 1) to expose one s midriff 2) a bare midriff * * * [ mɪdrɪf] a bare midriff to expose one s midriff …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 midriff — noun Etymology: Middle English midrif, from Old English midhrif, from midde mid + hrif belly; akin to Old High German href womb, and probably to Latin corpus body Date: before 12th century 1. diaphragm 1 2. the mid region of the human torso 3. a …

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  • 8 midriff — [[t]mɪ̱drɪf[/t]] midriffs N COUNT: usu sing Someone s midriff is the middle part of their body, between their waist and their chest. ...the girl with the bare midriff …

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  • 9 midriff — UK [ˈmɪdrɪf] / US noun [countable] Word forms midriff : singular midriff plural midriffs the part of your body between your waist and your chest, especially the front part …

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  • 10 midriff — /mid rif/, n. 1. diaphragm (def. 1). 2. the middle part of the body, between the chest and the waist. 3. the part of a dress or bodice, usually close fitting, that covers this part of the body. 4. a garment that exposes this part of the body. adj …

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  • 11 midriff — noun The mid section of the human torso, from below the chest to above the waist …

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  • 12 midriff — SYN: diaphragm (1). [A.S. mid, middle, + hrif, belly] * * * mid·riff mid .rif n 1) DIAPHRAGM (1) 2) the mid region of the human torso * * * mid·riff (midґrif) 1. diaphragma (def. 1). 2. the middle region of the torso; the region between the… …

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  • 13 midriff — Synonyms and related words: abdomen, abomasum, barrier, bay window, beerbelly, belly, brattice, breadbasket, buffer, buffer state, bulkhead, bumper, center, cloison, collision mat, core, craw, crop, cushion, diameter, diaphragm, dissepiment,… …

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  • 14 midriff — mid|riff [ˈmıdrıf] n [: Old English; Origin: midhrif, from midde ( MID ) + hrif abdomen ] the part of the body between your chest and your waist …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 midriff — mid|riff [ mıdrıf ] noun count the front part of your body between your waist and your chest …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 midriff — mɪdrɪf n. diaphragm; middle region of the torso, region between the abdomen and the chest; garment that exposes this region of the body …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 midriff — noun the region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist. Origin OE midhrif, from mid1 + hrif belly …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 midriff — n. Diaphragm …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 midriff — noun (C) the part of the body between your chest and your waist …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 midriff — mid·riff …

    English syllables