Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A line thought of as encircling the body at the waist.
  • n. The measurement of this line.
  • n. The point or line at which the skirt and bodice of a dress join.
  • n. The part of a garment that covers the narrowest part of the waist or the part above or below it as the current fashion demands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a line around the body at the waist; its measurement
  • n. the narrowest part of a garment, usually at the waist, but may be above or below depending on the dictates of fashion or the whim of the designer
  • n. person having a large waistline

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

Etymologies

waist + line (Wiktionary)

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