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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun waist:

shankwaist

Waist is sometimes a misspelling of waste.

The word waist is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun waist

What does waist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: waists

  1. the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of waist: waistline
    • more generic words: area / region = a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    • more specific term: wasp waist = a very slender waist
    • part of: body / torso / trunk = the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  2. the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of waist: shank
    • more generic words: part / portion = something less than the whole of a human artifact
    • part of: sole = the underside of footwear or a golf club

Alternative definition of the noun waist

noun

  1. The part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.
  2. A part of a piece of clothing that covers the waist.
  3. The narrow connection between the thorax and abdomen in certain insects (e.g., bees, ants and wasps).
  4. The middle portion of the hull of a ship or the fuselage of an aircraft.
  5. [nautical] That part of the upper deck of a ship between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.

Specialised definition of the noun waist

Glossary of sports / skiing

the narrowest section of a ski between the tail and the tip

Music

"Waist" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Miscellanea

  1. The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On people with proportionate bodies, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso.
  2. Waist was a common term for the bodice of a dress or for a blouse or woman's shirt from the early 19th century through the Edwardian period.

Phrases with Waist

  1. waist pack
  2. waist-deep
  3. waist-high
  4. Waist Chain
  5. Waist-Shake
  6. waist anchor
  7. waist-length
  8. Waist cincher
  9. wasp waist

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Waist

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Google previewA Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind (2010)

Loving Your Body, Accepting Yourself, and Living Without Regret by Karen Linamen

Library oFCongress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Linamen, Karen Scalf, 1960A waist is a terrible to mind : loving your body, accepting yourself, and ...

Google previewThe Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique (2014)

by Fengming Wang

The waist is the controller of the entire body, the link between the upper and the lower body, and the axis of transformation between the left and the right. The waist, together with the hips, maintains the centered and upright state and the ...

Google previewFCS Concrete Structures L3

The waist is the distance between the bottom of each riser and the underside of the flight of stairs. A stringer is part of the framework of timber steps or the formwork that we use to build concrete steps. A cleat is a piece of timber that is used to ...

Google previewDance Writings and Poetry (1998)

by Edwin Denby, Robert Cornfield

The waist is the center of the dance shape, or the implied center. You seem to sense in its quickness a lightning anticipation of the next motion. The power of the waist is that of an athlete's, but the quickness of it is a child's. Among the ways ...

Google previewGood Housekeeping (1904)

The waist is the one illustrated, which may be of lace Or made up of plalts which overlap each materialother. They shape toward the waist line A good idea is to make the collar of white and so lessen the appearance cg “pudgl- and trim with ...

Google previewNIV, Essentials Study Bible, eBook (2013)

Easily Grasp the Fundamentals of Scripture through Lenses from 6 Bestselling NIV Resources by Zondervan,

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. 3Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle. 4Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of ...

Google previewSex (1989)

It's Worth Waiting for by Greg Speck

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies.

Google previewAuthentic Victorian Fashion Patterns (2012)

A Complete Lady's Wardrobe by Kristina Harris

The waist is the seamless, except the shoulder seams. Close in front with hooks and eyes. The Jacket is in two pieces—Front and Back. Lay the pleats in front according to the notches; the bretelle extends across the back of the neck and down ...

Google previewNIV Study Bible, eBook (2011)

by Ronald F. Youngblood

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. 3Your breastsb are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle. 4Your neck is like an ivory tower.c Your eyes are the pools of Heshbond by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower ...

Google previewFight Medicine (2008)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Combat Sports Injuries for Boxers, Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts by Dr. Michael Kelly

As stated earlier, the waist is the most commonly fractured part of the scaphoid.

Google previewNIV, Holy Bible: Stock Car Racing, eBook (2010)

by Various Authors,

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies.

Google previewNIV, Find Faith: VerseLight Bible, eBook (2011)

Quickly Find Verses about God’s Constant Faithfulness

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. 3Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. 4Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon ...

Google previewNIV, Find Love: VerseLight Bible, eBook (2011)

Quickly Find Scripture Passages about God’s Love

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Waist, wāst, n. the smallest partofthehuman trunk, between the ribs and thehips: the bodiceofa woman's dress: the middle part, as of a ship, of a musical instrument —(Shak.) of a period of time; (Shak.) something that surrounds.—ns.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

WAIST, n. waist [W. gwasg, the waist, the place where the body is squeezed in— from gwasgu, to squeeze or press: also said to be derived from AS w/stan, growth , as being the part of the body where a man's development is best seen]: the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Men's Wear ... with an Appendix Containing Sundry Useful Tables (1908)

The Uniforms of "ancient and Honorable" Independent Military Companies of the U. S.; Charts of Correct Dress, Livery, and So Forth by William Henry Baker

Waist — that part of the body between the chest and the hips lying beneath the ribs or thorax and above the haunchbones ; the narrow part of the trunk. The " fashionable waist" of tailors is sometimes above and sometimes below the natural w.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

waist (1) That level above the hip and below the thorax at which the torso has a minimum breadth when viewed from the front. If such a level is not apparent, as in pregnant or obese individuals, use the level at which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

J - Z by Kathleen Keller

Waist circumference is replacing waist-to-hip ratio as a simple and convenient measure of central obesity.

A potential source of measure ment error for all waist circumference sites is incor rectly positioning the measure tape on the ...

Google previewThe Drygoodsman's Handy Dictionary (1912)

A Book of Reference Containing Definitions and Explanations of More Than 3000 Terms Used by Retailers in Dry Goods and Department Stores Intended for Ready Reference and Constant Use at Counter and Desk by J. H. Bolton, Carl C. Irwin

Waist. — A sleeveless knitteu or woven undergarment worn by children to which skirts, drawers and other lower garments may be attached. The portion of a woman's dress ...

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A waist is a terrible thing to mind. (Jane Caminos)
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Scrabble value of W4A1I1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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