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Meaning of WAIST

Pronunciation:  weyst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
  2. [n]  the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

WAIST is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a large full waist means a pleasing and comfortable life. Seeing a small petite waist means success in business and educational pursuits. Dreaming of an unhealthy, emaciated waist means failure in business and educational pursuits.