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waist


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Waist  \Waist\,  n.  [OE.  wast;  originally,  growth,  akin  to  AS 
  weaxan  to  grow;  cf  AS  w[ae]stm  growth.  See  {Wax}  to  grow.] 
  1.  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.  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  am  in  the  waist  two  yards  about  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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.  A  garment,  or  part  of  a  garment,  which  covers  the  body 
  from  the  neck  or  shoulders  to  the  waist  line 
 
  4.  A  girdle  or  belt  for  the  waist.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Waist  anchor}.  See  {Sheet  anchor},  1,  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  waist 
  n  1:  the  narrowing  of  the  body  between  the  ribs  and  hips  [syn:  {waistline}] 
  2:  the  part  of  the  shoe  connecting  the  heel  and  the  wide  part 
  of  the  sole  [syn:  {shank}] 




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