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American English: /weɪst/
British English: /weɪst/

Translation of waist in Spanish:


  • 1 (Anatomy) (waistline)
    (distance from shoulder to waistline) talle (masculine)
    the skirt is too tight around the waist
    la falda le ( or me etc. ) queda apretada de cintura or talle
    he only comes up to my waist
    solo me llega a la cintura
    to be stripped to the waist
    estar desnudo de la cintura para arriba
    she has a short waist (before noun) waist measurement
    medida (feminine) de cintura
    cintura (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I plaited her hair so that it fell in one long rope of yellow to her narrow waist.
    • A set-in waistband hints at a waist, while the flared hemline softens a boxy shape.
    • Swimmers with this body type are more muscular, thick-chested with broad shoulders and a smaller waist.
    Example sentences
    • By this means we are told that waists can be reduced, flat chests inflated, hips broadened and lungs strengthened, to say nothing of reducing weight.
    • Ancient statues have been found of men and women with 10-inch (!) waists!
    • How lovely to think that even those with 24-inch waists will be forced to cover them up from now on.
  • 2 (of garment) a dress with a high waist
    Example sentences
    • My jeans have an elastic waist and pockets on the side and larger ones below my knees.
    • Pin your creation on your shoulder, at the waist, on a hat or handbag, even on a cuff at the wrist.
    • Drawstring pants with elastic in the waist allow for a closer fit with added flexibility.
  • 3 (of ship, aircraft)
    sección (feminine) central
    Example sentences
    • She is 60 ft long and sleeps 10-four in the bow, four in the stern and two in the waist of the ship.
    • He stood nonchalantly next to the quarter-deck rail looking into the waist.
    • Kennedy entered the waist from below decks reaching his hand down the companion to assist her up the steep stairs!
  • 4 (of guitar, violin)
    parte (feminine) estrecha
    Example sentences
    • Wellington, a long almond biscuit, rounded at each end with a narrower waist.
    • The flats currently used appear to be about 0.04 inch too narrow at the waist and 0.04 inch too long.
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