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loin

 (loin)
n.
1. The part of the body of a human or quadruped on either side of the backbone and between the ribs and hips.
2. One of several cuts of meat, such as tenderloin, taken from this part of an animal's body, typically including the vertebrae of the segment from which it is taken.
3. loins
a. The region of the hips, groin, and lower abdomen.
b. The reproductive organs.

[Middle English loine, from Old French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea (carō), loin (meat), feminine of *lumbeus, of the loin, from Latin lumbus, loin.]

loin

(lɔɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: lumbus the part of the lower back and sides between the pelvis and the ribs.
2. (Cookery) a cut of meat from this part of an animal
[C14: from Old French loigne, perhaps from Vulgar Latin lumbra (unattested), from Latin lumbus loin]

loin

(lɔɪn)

n.
1. Usu., loins. the parts of the vertebrate body that lie on either side of the spine between the ribs and the hipbones.
2. a cut of meat from this region, esp. a portion including the vertebrae of such parts.
3. loins,
a. the parts of the human body between the hips and the lower ribs, esp. regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power.
b. the genital and pubic area; genitalia.
[1275–1325; Middle English loyne < Middle French lo(i)gne]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loin - a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rumploin - a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
2.loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

loin

noun
Related words
technical name lumbus
adjective lumbar
Translations
حَقْو، خاصِرَه
zadní část hřbetu
mørbradstykke
kupeetlanteet
bélszín
afturhryggur
nugarinėstrėnjuostėstrėnų juosta
fileja
zadná časť chrbta zvieraťa

loin

[lɔɪn]
A. N
1. [of meat] → lomo m
2. loins (Anat) (liter) → lomos mpl
to gird (up) one's loins (fig) → aprestarse a luchar, apretarse los machos
B. CPD loin chop N (Culin) → chuleta f de lomo

loin

[ˈlɔɪn]
nlonge f
roast loin of venison → une longe de chevreuil rôtie loins
nplreins mpl

loin

nLende f ? gird up

loin

[lɔɪn] n (of meat) → lombata

loin

(loin) noun
the back of an animal when cut into pieces for food.
ˈloincloth noun
a piece of cloth worn round the hips, especially in India.

loin

n. flanco, ijar, ijada, parte inferior de la espalda y de los costados entre las costillas y la pelvis.
References in classic literature ?
Pulling the stick of dynamite out from the twist of his loin cloth and glancing at the cigar to be certain it was alight, he rose to his feet with leisurely swiftness and with leisurely swiftness gained the rail.
The men wore loin cloths of the hide of some shaggy beast, long ends of which depended before and behind nearly to the ground.
and I have often wishedbut it is so little one can venture to dosmall, trifling presents, of any thing uncommon Now we have killed a porker, and Emma thinks of sending them a loin or a leg; it is very small and delicateHartfield pork is not like any other porkbut still it is porkand, my dear Emma, unless one could be sure of their making it into steaks, nicely fried, as ours are fried, without the smallest grease, and not roast it, for no stomach can bear roast porkI think we had better send the leg do not you think so, my dear?
Here is a loin of mutton, my dear--an ordinary loin of mutton.
And so it was that as Tarzan, stripped to the loin cloth and armed after the primitive fashion he best loved, led his loyal Waziri toward the dead city of Opar, Werper, the renegade, haunted his trail through the long, hot days, and camped close behind him by night.
I should have come to the church tomorrow, but, alas, shall be prevented from doing so by the pain in my loins.
Each molecule of the gutter bore away a molecule of heat radiating from Gringoire's loins, and the equilibrium between the temperature of his body and the temperature of the brook, began to be established in rough fashion.
In the morning, however, after this night, Zarathustra jumped up from his couch, and, having girded his loins, he came out of his cave glowing and strong, like a morning sun coming out of gloomy mountains.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
Soon I began to shake and tremble, and turned deadly cold; my legs ached, my loins ached, and my chest ached, and I felt sore all over.
The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
The repairs completed, old Marheyo gave me a paternal hug; and divesting himself of his 'maro' (girdle), swathed the calico about his loins, and slipping the beloved ornaments into his ears, grasped his spear and sallied out of the house, like a valiant Templar arrayed in a new and costly suit of armour.