Waists are the narrow part of a person's body that goes from their chest to their hips. Women often have wider waists than men, and people who are overweight have waistlines that are even wider.

  • The waistline on the dress was very narrow, which made it look very skinny.

  • The waistline on the skirt was very wide, which made it look baggy.

Definition of waists


the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips




the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole



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Example Sentences for waists

  • 1

    The belt is affixed at the waist level.

  • 2

    Twisting of the waist and hips is the main movement of the women.

  • 3

    Waist is the narrow point of the body between the ribcage and hips.

  • 4

    The belt or sash on the statue's waist was that of the Sacred Sash of Liloa.

  • 5

    The dress is tied with a sash placed below the waist over the hips.

  • 6

    Measurements such as waist circumference and resting heart rate are oldies but goodies.

  • 7

    Body belts, which secure around the waist with handcuffs attached to restrict movement, must be authorized by the governor.

  • 8

    The defect is to be found in the waist and legs.

  • 9

    The strap of the gun is only at the waist.

  • 10

    He sprained his waist by accident.