American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
- n. A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed.
- n. A truncated or unfinished thing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In sculpture, the trunk of a statue, without, or considered independently of, the head and limbs.
- n. The part of the (human) body from the neck to the groin, that is, the body excluding the head and limbs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs.
- n. the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
- From Italian torso, from Latin thyrsus, from Ancient Greek θύρσος (thúrsos, "Bacchic staff"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian, trunk of a statue, from Old Italian, stalk, stem, from Vulgar Latin *tursus, from Latin thyrsus, stalk; see thyrsus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the scar that runs the length of my torso is the markings of an earthquake”
“Step four: Bend over at the waist till your torso is paralell to the ground. (consult someone MUCH smarter than you are to explain what paralell means and what a torso is)”
“Image Credit WikimediaThe upper torso is hard and has a Primary Life Support System attached to it.”
“It looked down at the sensor-shaped burn marks dotting its main torso and then up into my lenses.”
“Michael Phelps 'remarkably long torso is like the hull of a boat, his coach says, allowing him to ride high on the water.”
“Her torso is too long for the jacket or too short for the dress.”
“A pan with the player ensures the main torso and head are sharp while the rest is blurred.”
“A steep staircase descends to Tomb 1 with its stucco decorations depicting owls and cat-motifs and bas-reliefs of a person whose torso is covered with a turtle shell and another figure whose head is shown emerging from a serpent.”
“His torso is bare and deer claws hang from a belt around the waist.”
“During growth these relative proportions change in a most noticeable way; thus, for example, in the adult the torso is fully half of the entire stature and, according to the individual, corresponds to 51 or 52 per cent of it.”
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