Definitions of waist

  1. the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
  2. the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
  6. A girdle or belt for the waist.
  7. The narrowest part of the body, just below the ribs; the slender middle part of anything; a garment, or that section of a garment, which covers the body from shoulders to belt; the middle part of a vessel's deck between the forecastle and quarterdeck.
  8. The portion of the trunk between the ribs and the pelvis.
  9. The smallest part of the human trunk, between the ribs and the hips: the middle part of a ship.
  10. Part of the human body between the ribs and hips: middle part of a ship.
  11. That part of the body between the chest and the hips, or a garment covering it.
  12. The middle part of a ship or other object.
  13. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; that part of a ship which is between the quarter- deck and forecastle or the middle part of a ship.
  14. The smaller part of the trunk of the body between ribs and hips; the middle part of a body; the middle part of a ship.

Usage examples for waist

  1. He ended at the waist! – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. My waist appeared to catch his eye. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  3. He passed his arm around her waist. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. His arms tightened about her waist, hers in spite of herself about his shoulders. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  5. Every few seconds I was up to my waist in it. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  6. Klaus Heinrich again stood facing the fair maiden with the collar- bones, and when the music changed time he once more put his arm round her tender waist, and away they danced. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  7. " Your locket's slipped inside your waist," she said, not dreaming that Winona had in shame brought this about. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. Now he went down with his arm around his slender mother's waist, and now and then he kissed her cheek like a lover. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. " My poor child," she said, passing her arm around the little one's waist, " my poor little Elsie! – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  10. " More than I'll ever have west of them," responded Marjorie, and then with her arm round Kitty's waist, the two girls went upstairs to bed. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  11. The top button of her waist was open. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  12. " And if I had to choose," continued Miss Vickers, putting her arm round his waist, " I’ d sooner have you than a hundred thousand pounds." – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  13. She tried to draw it away, and as she rose he put his arm round her waist and made her sit down on his knee; but at this point the husband took her arm and led her out of the room. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. She eagerly joined in: " And yet my waist is not so large as Mitwindt's. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  15. The night was dark, and there was no one about, so why should he not have slipped his arm round her waist. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  16. As I so sit, I feel an arm round my waist. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. He could pick her up with both hands on her waist, and hold her up before him, the big Joanna- and yet she must take care of him. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  18. All four men were wet to the waist. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  19. Then as Priscilla took her gently round the waist and tried to calm her she began to laugh again. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  20. She was too little for me to put my arm round her waist, so I put it round her shoulder, and that felt just as good. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson