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waist

 [wāst]
the portion of the body between the thorax and the hips.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

waist

(wāst),
The portion of the trunk between the ribs and the pelvis.
[A.S. waext]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

waist

(wāst)
n.
a. The part of the human trunk between the bottom of the rib cage and the pelvis.
b. The narrow part of the abdomen of an insect.

waist′less adj.
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waist

The relatively narrower part of the body between the thorax and the abdomen.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

waist

(wāst)
The portion of the trunk between the ribs and the pelvis.
[A.S. waext]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

waist

The part of the trunk between the lower ribs and the pelvis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about waist

Q. What is a best home workout for weight loss around the stomach and waist? I can't go outside a lot, so I do Pilates. I want to know more workouts for weight loss.

A. There is no natural way to target your stomach fat. You can pay for lipo suction, but that is the easy and expensive way out. Plus if you don't put the work into it then you won't appreciate the results as much.

I would focus on a total body fat loss program. Combining cardio with resistance training and sprinkling in some high intensity interval training is a great way to boost your fat loss. Then focus on eating healthier. Start off slowly though so that you don't get overwhelmed and feel like quitting. Go for walks, eat a few meals a day that are healthier with fruits and veggies, then eat regularly for the rest of the day. The point is to gradually transform your habits into healthier ones.

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The three ship's anchors were at Sir Nigel's command carried into the waist, and tied to the mast, with twenty feet of cable between, each under the care of four seamen.
My waist is at your disposal, in a case of necessity--that is to say, in a case of waltzing."
He did not say it, but he thought she made a much prettier picture than Phebe at the wash-tub, for she had stuck a purple fez on her blonde head, tied several brilliant scarfs about her waist, and put on a truly gorgeous scarlet jacket with a golden sun embroidered on the back, a silver moon on the front, and stars of all sizes on the sleeves.
He flushed slightly, and hurriedly asked her to waltz, but he had only just put his arm round her waist and taken the first step when the music suddenly stopped.
Ere long this dampness became water, and that water gained so rapidly that it had soon mounted to Joe's waist.
His stomach, less resigned than he was, rebelled, and he was obliged to fasten a tendril of wild-vine tightly about his waist. Fortunately, he could quench his thirst at any moment, and, in recalling the sufferings he had undergone in the desert, he experienced comparative relief in his exemption from that other distressing want.
In spite of all his efforts, in spite of his desperate struggles, he felt himself sinking gradually in the swampy ooze, and in a few minutes he was buried to his waist.
"I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
As with other evolved mental rules-of-thumb that may influence behavior (SN: 10/12/91, p.232), the male preference for slender female waists operates unconsciously within a larger cultural context, the Texas psychologist asserts.
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A study has found that patients with kidney disease face double the risk of dying if they have large waists.
It wasn't clear whether women with 28- or 29-inch waists had an increased risk.
American men had waists that averaged 3 centimeters larger than their English peers and the waists of American women were 5 centimeters bigger than English women.