midriff


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mid·riff

 (mĭd′rĭf)
n.
1. See diaphragm.
2. The middle outer portion of the front of the human body, extending roughly from just below the breast to the waistline.

[Middle English midrif, from Old English midhrif : midd, mid; see mid1 + hrif, belly; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

mid′riff adj.

midriff

(ˈmɪdrɪf)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. the middle part of the human body, esp between waist and bust
b. (as modifier): midriff bulge.
2. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for the diaphragm1
3. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a woman's garment covering the midriff
4. (Clothing & Fashion) US a woman's garment which exposes the midriff
[Old English midhrif, from mid1 + hrif belly]

mid•riff

(ˈmɪd rɪf)

n.
2. the middle portion of the human body, between the chest and the waist.
3. the part of a dress or bodice that covers this area.
4. a garment that exposes this area.
[before 1000; Old English midhrif=mid(d) mid1 + hrif belly]

midriff

- Based on the Old English hrif, "belly," it is the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
See also related terms for waist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midriff - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)midriff - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
2.midriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavitiesmidriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

midriff

noun
Related words
technical name diaphragm
Translations
الحِجاب الحاجِز
bránice
mellemgulv
rekeszizom
miîhluti bols
diafragma
bránica
karın bölgesiorta beden

midriff

[ˈmɪdrɪf] Nestómago m (Med) → diafragma m

midriff

[ˈmɪdrɪf] nventre m
the girl with the bare midriff → la fille au ventre nu

midriff

nTaille f; a punch to the midriffein Schlag in die Magengegend or -grube

midriff

[ˈmɪdrɪf] n (diaphragm) → diaframma m; (stomach) → stomaco

midriff

(ˈmidrif) noun
the middle of the body just below the ribs.

mid·riff

n. diafragma.
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To me, however, did the heart writhe with laughter, and was like to break; it knew not where to go, and sunk into the midriff.
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As he stood there, gazing into the middle distance, an individual of dishevelled aspect sidled up, a vagrant of almost the maximum seediness, from whose midriff there protruded a trayful of a strange welter of collar-studs, shoe-laces, rubber rings, buttonhooks, and dying roosters.
He struck Apisaon son of Phausius in the liver below the midriff, and laid him low.
His Offring soon propitious Fire from Heav'n Consum'd with nimble glance, and grateful steame; The others not, for his was not sincere; Whereat hee inlie rag'd, and as they talk'd, Smote him into the Midriff with a stone That beat out life; he fell, and deadly pale Groand out his Soul with gushing bloud effus'd.
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