waist /ˈwest/ 名詞
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.
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.]
Waist anchor. See Sheet anchor, 1, in the Vocabulary.
n 1: the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips [syn: waistline]
2: the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide
part of the sole [syn: shank]