waistline


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waist·line

 (wāst′līn′)
n.
1.
a. A line thought of as encircling the body at the waist.
b. The measurement of this line.
2.
a. The point or line at which the skirt and bodice of a dress join.
b. The part of a garment that covers the narrowest part of the waist or the part above or below it as the current fashion demands.

waistline

(ˈweɪstˌlaɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) a line or indentation around the body at the narrowest part of the waist
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the intersection of the bodice and the skirt of a dress, etc, or the level of this: a low waistline.

waist•line

(ˈweɪstˌlaɪn)

n.
1. the circumference of the body at the waist.
2. the part of a garment that lies at or near the natural waistline, as the seam where the skirt and bodice of a dress are joined.
3. an imaginary line encircling the waist.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hipswaistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
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"
wasp waist - a very slender waist
Translations

waistline

[ˈweɪstlaɪn] N [of person] → cintura f, talle m; [of dress, skirt] → talle m

waistline

[ˈweɪstlaɪn] ntour m de taille
Cakes are bad for your waistline → Les gâteaux sont mauvais pour votre tour de taille.waist measurement waist size ntour m de taille

waistline

[ˈweɪstˌlaɪn] nvita
to watch one's waistline → badare alla linea

waistline

n. cintura.

waistline

n parte más estrecha de la cintura, circunferencia de la cintura
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