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cor·set

 (kôr′sĭt)
n.
1. A close-fitting undergarment, often reinforced by stays, worn to support and shape the waistline, hips, and breasts.
2. A medieval outer garment, especially a laced jacket or bodice.
tr.v. cor·set·ed, cor·set·ing, cor·sets
To enclose in or as if in a corset.

[Middle English, bodice, from Old French, diminutive of cors, body, from Latin corpus; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

corset

(ˈkɔːsɪt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
b. a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
2. informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
vb
(tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
[C14: from Old French, literally: a little bodice; see corselet]

cor•set

(ˈkɔr sɪt)

n.
1. Sometimes, corsets. a close-fitting undergarment stiffened with whalebone or the like and often adjustable by lacing, worn esp. by women to shape and support the torso; stays.
v.t.
2. to dress with or as if with a corset.
3. to regulate strictly; constrict.
[1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, =cors bodice, body + -et -et]

corset


Past participle: corseted
Gerund: corseting

Imperative
corset
corset
Present
I corset
you corset
he/she/it corsets
we corset
you corset
they corset
Preterite
I corseted
you corseted
he/she/it corseted
we corseted
you corseted
they corseted
Present Continuous
I am corseting
you are corseting
he/she/it is corseting
we are corseting
you are corseting
they are corseting
Present Perfect
I have corseted
you have corseted
he/she/it has corseted
we have corseted
you have corseted
they have corseted
Past Continuous
I was corseting
you were corseting
he/she/it was corseting
we were corseting
you were corseting
they were corseting
Past Perfect
I had corseted
you had corseted
he/she/it had corseted
we had corseted
you had corseted
they had corseted
Future
I will corset
you will corset
he/she/it will corset
we will corset
you will corset
they will corset
Future Perfect
I will have corseted
you will have corseted
he/she/it will have corseted
we will have corseted
you will have corseted
they will have corseted
Future Continuous
I will be corseting
you will be corseting
he/she/it will be corseting
we will be corseting
you will be corseting
they will be corseting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corseting
you have been corseting
he/she/it has been corseting
we have been corseting
you have been corseting
they have been corseting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corseting
you will have been corseting
he/she/it will have been corseting
we will have been corseting
you will have been corseting
they will have been corseting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corseting
you had been corseting
he/she/it had been corseting
we had been corseting
you had been corseting
they had been corseting
Conditional
I would corset
you would corset
he/she/it would corset
we would corset
you would corset
they would corset
Past Conditional
I would have corseted
you would have corseted
he/she/it would have corseted
we would have corseted
you would have corseted
they would have corseted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corset - a woman's close-fitting foundation garmentcorset - a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
foundation garment, foundation - a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
panty girdle - a woman's undergarment that combines a girdle and panties
Verb1.corset - dress with a corset
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

corset

noun girdle, bodice, foundation garment, panty girdle, stays (rare) a cocktail dress with in-built corset
Translations
مِشَدُّ للخَصِـر
korzet
korset
gyógyfûzõ
lífstykki
korsetas
korsete

corset

[ˈkɔːsɪt] Nfaja f; (old style) → corsé m

corset

[ˈkɔːrsɪt] n (= garment) → corset m

corset

n, corsets plKorsett nt; (to give wasp waist) → Schnürmieder nt

corset

[ˈkɔːsɪt] n (undergarment) → corsetto, busto (Med) → busto (ortopedico)

corset

(ˈkoːsit) noun
a close-fitting stiff undergarment to support the body.

corset

, corsette
n. corsé.

corset

n (ortho) corsé m
References in classic literature ?
At the present moment, no corset could restore a pair of hips to the poor lady, who seemed to have been cast in a single mould.
Her cap was embroidered with pearls, the pins in her hair were of gold and diamonds, her girdle was of Turkey silk, with large embroidered flowers, her bodice and skirt were of cashmere, her apron of Indian muslin, and the buttons of her corset were of jewels.
She is eighteen years of age, and has been sent to Brussels to finish her education; she is of middle size, stiffly made, body long, legs short, bust much developed but not compactly moulded, waist disproportionately compressed by an inhumanly braced corset, dress carefully arranged, large feet tortured into small bottines, head small, hair smoothed, braided, oiled, and gummed to perfection; very low forehead, very diminutive and vindictive grey eyes, somewhat Tartar features, rather flat nose, rather high-cheek bones, yet the ensemble not positively ugly; tolerably good complexion.
He was conscious of the warmth of her body, the scent of perfume, and the creaking of her corset as she moved.
Her costume was remarkable for the partial development, on all possible occasions, of some flannel vestment of a singular structure; also for affording glimpses, in the region of the back, of a corset, or pair of stays, in colour a dead-green.
Catching sight of the yellow shoulders of Lidia Ivanovna jutting out above her corset, and her fine pensive eyes bidding him to her, Alexey Alexandrovitch smiled, revealing untarnished white teeth, and went towards her.
Appeared a little red-satin Spanish girdle, whale-boned like a tiny corset, pointed, the pioneer finery of a frontier woman who had crossed the plains.
She took off her wrapper without even taking the trouble to turn her back to Jurgis, and put on her corsets and dress.
I have seen corsets thus made beautiful by him valued at five hundred pounds, and he never paints a pair of garters for less than a hundred.
Lieutenant Zverkov," I began, "let me tell you that I hate phrases, phrasemongers and men in corsets.
There you might have seen a throng of young females, not filled with envyings of each other's charms, nor displaying the ridiculous affectations of gentility, nor yet moving in whalebone corsets, like so many automatons, but free, inartificially happy, and unconstrained.
She came in, like a ship in full sail, an imposing creature, tall and stout, with an ample bust and an obesity girthed in alarmingly by straight-fronted corsets.