from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a waist or a part like a waist.
- adj. Having a waist of a specified kind: high-waisted; slim-waisted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having some specific type of waist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, in fine English glass-ware, noting a bell-shaped cup in which the bell is slightly constricted, with a bulbous termination at the point of attachment to the stem.
- Having a waist (of some specified shape or type).
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All were garbed in the fashion of "ye olden time," the boys in wigs and square cuts, the girls in short-waisted, low-necked gowns, with hair combed high and powdered.
Indeed, these "old folks" talked so much about what "used to be in their day" at the old White Sulphur, that I found it hard to convince myself that I had not been bodily present, seeing with my own eyes certain knee-buckled old gentlemen, with long queues, and certain Virginia and South Carolina belles attired in short-waisted, simple, white cambrics, who passed the summers there.
Being overweight or obese—or, as we call it, waisted—exponentially increases the risk factors associated with a host of diseases and conditions, including joint pain.
The two arresting pieces had the musicians seated on the floor, firstly to play with sticks on large, narrow - "waisted", two-faced drums.
Christina, even if you're not especially tall, you may be either long-waisted which is actually "long through the midriff area", or you may have a long bust point/large bust, which will raise where the dress sits on you - or you may have a bit of both.
Earthy, but not without an edge, Sibyl's cut off her overalls, padded the bottom of her high-waisted shorts and values her handmade 19th-century style work boots.
There are portraits of individuals and of groups, but some of Ms. Lenz's most interesting pictures, all untitled, are of surrogate human beings: a doll in one, a mannequin in another, a tilting bas-relief portrait medallion in a third, and also a delightful narrow-waisted paper doll suspended for some unknown purpose in a store window.
This year, "Jane Austen's Fight Club" turned up on YouTube, with young ladies in empire-waisted frocks pummeling one another — just imagine Quentin Tarantino directing "Masterpiece Theatre."
Think Jessica Simpson in those high waisted jeans.
They are high-waisted and light blue -- relics of a time that predates today's fashion of low-riding silhouettes and expensively manipulated indigo.