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tor·so

 (tôr′sō)
n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si (-sē)
1. The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
2. A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed.
3. A truncated or unfinished thing.

[Italian, trunk of a statue, from Old Italian, stalk, stem, from Vulgar Latin *tursus, from Latin thyrsus, stalk; see thyrsus.]

torso

(ˈtɔːsəʊ)
n, pl -sos or -si (-sɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the trunk of the human body
2. (Art Terms) a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs
3. something regarded as incomplete or truncated
[C18: from Italian: stalk, stump, from Latin: thyrsus]

tor•so

(ˈtɔr soʊ)

n., pl. -sos, -si (-sē).
1. the trunk of the human body.
2. a sculptured form representing the trunk of a nude figure.
[1715–25; < Italian: stalk, trunk of statue < Latin thyrsus < Greek thýrsos wand, stem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torso - the body excluding the head and neck and limbstorso - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
diaphragm, midriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
serratus, serratus muscles - any of several muscles of the trunk
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
midriff, midsection, middle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
waist, waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
love handle, spare tire - excess fat around the waistline
hip - either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
haunch - the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
buttock, cheek - either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
loins - the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen

torso

noun body, trunk Lower your torso one inch, and stretch up with your arms.
Translations
جِذْع الإنْسان أو التِّمْثال
truptorzo
torso
torsovartalo
torzotrup
felsõtesttörzs
búkur, bolur
liemuotorsas
rumpistorss
torzo
trup
trup

torso

[ˈtɔːsəʊ] N (torsos, (rare) torsi (pl))
1. (Anat) → torso m
2. (= sculpture) → torso m

torso

[ˈtɔːrsəʊ] ntorse m

torso

nKörper m; (Art) → Torso m

torso

[ˈtɔːsəʊ] n (Anat) → torso; (Sculpture) → busto

torso

(ˈtoːsəu) plural ˈtorsos noun
the body, excluding the head and limbs. He had a strong torso.

tor·so

n. torso, el tronco humano.

torso

n torso
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As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
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At last we exposed that monstrous torso (fifty-four inches, by the tailor's tape).
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Their arms were rather longer and their legs shorter in proportion to the torso than in man, and later I noticed that their great toes protruded at right angles from their feet--because of their arboreal habits, I presume.
At the same instant the ape-man dropped from an overhanging limb full upon the lion's back and as he alighted he plunged his knife into the tawny side behind the left shoulder, tangled the fingers of his right hand in the long mane, buried his teeth in Numa's neck and wound his powerful legs about the beast's torso.
The ape-man's teeth were fastened in the back of Sheeta's neck and now he succeeded in encircling the beast's torso with his legs which he crossed and locked beneath the cat's belly.
The creature appeared to be a great lizard at least ten feet high, with a huge, powerful tail as long as its torso, mighty hind legs and short forelegs.
One arm was at least twelve inches longer than its mate, which was itself long in proportion to the torso, while the legs, similarly mismated and terminating in huge, flat feet that protruded laterally, caused the thing to lurch fearfully from side to side as it lumbered toward the girl.
The blade struck at the junction of the neck and torso and with such force as to completely decapitate the Wieroo, the hideous head dropping to the floor and the body falling forward upon the Englishman.
Strong teeth fastened themselves in his shoulder, and powerful legs wound themselves about his torso.