Definitions for: Corset


[n] a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
[v] dress with a corset



Webster (1913) Definition: Cor"set (k?r"s?t), n. [F., dim. of OF. cors, F. corps,
body. See Corse.]
1. In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was
close fitting, worn by both men and women.



2. An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn
(chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its
shape; stays.


Cor"set (k?r"s?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corseted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Corseting.]
To inclose in corsets.

Synonyms: girdle, panty girdle, stays

See Also: apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, foundation, foundation garment, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

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