Definitions for: Waist

[n] the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
[n] the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: shank, waistline

See Also: area, body, part, portion, region, sole, torso, trunk, wasp waist

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