"waist" Definition

  1. n. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the thorax and hips.
  2. n. Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc., which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship.
  3. n. A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
  4. n. A girdle or belt for the waist.

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Position in dictionary: 108531 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "waist": 7
Words that end with "waist": 1
Words that contain "waist": 12
Next words in dictionary: waistband, waistcloth, waistcoat, waistcoateer, waistcoating, waister, wait, waited, waiter, waiting
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English Dictionary Definition of waist

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