IPA: wˈeɪst


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

Examples of "waist" in Sentences

  • He sprained his waist by accident.
  • The belt is affixed at the waist level.
  • The strap of the gun is only at the waist.
  • The defect is to be found in the waist and legs.
  • His chest measures 56 inches and his waist is a slim
  • Twisting of the waist and hips is the main movement of the women.
  • Waist is the narrow point of the body between the ribcage and hips.
  • The dress is tied with a sash placed below the waist over the hips.
  • The belt or sash on the statue's waist was that of the Sacred Sash of Liloa.
  • The fit around the waist is a little weird, but not enough to be irritating.
  • The line means his waist is a thread connected broad breast and large hind quarters.
  • Measurements such as waist circumference and resting heart rate are oldies but goodies.
  • And round the waist is a great leathern belt five or six inches wide, studded thickly with small nails.
  • "The amount of effort to keep one's smiling head above water while churning prevails below the waist is apt indeed."
  • Body belts, which secure around the waist with handcuffs attached to restrict movement, must be authorized by the governor.
  • I patted myself all over my front, from what I call my waist up to my head, and I went a bit round each side, and a little way up the back.
  • The fiction of Richard Powers sometimes resembles a dying satyr — above the waist is a mind full of serious thought, philosophical reflection, deep exploration of music and science; below, a pair of spindly legs strain to support the great weight of the ambitious brain.

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