Waist

  • 1 waist — waist; waist·band; waist·coat; waist·coat·ed; waist·ed; waist·er; waist·less; shirt·waist·er; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Waist — Waist, n. [OE. wast; originally, growth, akin to AS. weaxan to grow; cf. AS. w[ae]stm growth. See {Wax} to grow.] [1913 Webster] 1. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 waist — [weıst] n 1.) the narrow part in the middle of the human body ▪ The skirt was too big around the waist. from the waist up/down (=in the top or bottom half of your body) ▪ Lota was paralysed from the waist down. stripped to the waist (=not wearing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 waist — [ weıst ] noun count ** 1. ) the middle part of the human body that is usually narrower than the parts above and below: Jim put his arm around Carmen s waist. Marie wore a wide black leather belt round her waist. from the waist down/up: The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 waist — (n.) middle part of the body, also part of a garment fitted for the waist, late 14c., probably from O.E. *wæst growth, hence, where the body grows, from P.Gmc. *wahs tu (Cf. O.E. wæstm, O.N. vaxtr, Swed. växt, O.H.G. wahst growth, increase, Goth …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 waist — [wāst] n. [ME wast < base of OE weaxan, to grow, WAX2: sense development: growth (of body), hence size, thickness] 1. the part of the body between the ribs and the hips 2. a) the part of a garment that covers the waist b) WAISTLINE …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 waist — waist. См. перехват. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 8 waist — ► NOUN 1) the part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips. 2) a narrow part in the middle of something such as a violin or hourglass. DERIVATIVES waisted adjective. ORIGIN probably from an Old English word related to WAX(Cf. ↑waxer) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Waist — The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On proportionate people, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso.Waistline refers to the horizontal line where the waist is narrowest, or to the general appearance of the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 waist — noun 1 part around the middle of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ narrow, slender, slim, small, thin, tiny ▪ 34 inch, etc. VERB + WAIST …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 waist */*/ — UK [weɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms waist : singular waist plural waists a) the middle part of the human body that is usually narrower than the parts above and below Jim put his arm round Carmen s waist. Marie wore a wide black leather… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 waist — n. 1) a slender, slim waist 2) around, round the waist (she wore a belt around her waist) * * * [weɪst] slim waist round the waist (she wore a belt around her waist) a slender around …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 waist — noun (C) 1 the narrow part in the middle of the human body: wearing a belt around his waist | from the waist up/down (=in the top or bottom half of your body): Lota was paralysed from the waist down. | stripped to the waist (=not wearing any… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 waist — n. 1 a the part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips, usu. of smaller circumference than these; the narrower middle part of the normal human figure. b the circumference of this. 2 a similar narrow part in the middle of a violin,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 waist — [[t]we͟ɪst[/t]] waists 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your waist is the middle part of your body where it narrows slightly above your hips. Ricky kept his arm round her waist... He was stripped to the waist. Derived words: waisted COMB in ADJ GRADED… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 waist — /weɪst / (say wayst) noun 1. the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips. 2. the part of a garment covering the waist. 3. that part of an object, especially a central or middle part, which bears some analogy to the human waist: the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 waist — waistless, adj. /wayst/, n. 1. the part of the body in humans between the ribs and the hips, usually the narrowest part of the torso. 2. the part of a garment covering this part of the body. 3. blouse (def. 1). 4. the part of a one piece garment… …

    Universalium

  • 18 waist — [[t]weɪst[/t]] n. 1) anat. the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips, usu. the narrowest part of the torso 2) clo the part of a garment covering this part of the body 3) clo blouse 1) 4) clo the part of a one piece garment covering …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 waist —   Pūhaka, a a, pākana.     Tight waist binder, kāliki.     To gird the waist tightly, paulinalina …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 20 waist — noun Etymology: Middle English wast; probably akin to Old English wæstm growth, weaxan to grow more at wax Date: 14th century 1. a. the typically narrowed part of the body between the thorax and hips b. the greatly constructioncted basal part of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary