As nouns the difference between loin and waist
is that loin
is the part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips while waist
is the part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips
Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal
The plural loins is used for a wider body region, or specifically as a euphemism for the pubic region
* fruit of one's loins
* gird up one's loins
* short loin
* slack loin
* tenderloin steak
* top loin
* (l), (l) (obsolete)
The part of the body between the pelvis and the stomach.
A part of a piece of clothing that covers the waist.
The narrow connection between the thorax and abdomen in certain insects (e.g., bees, ants and wasps).
The middle portion of the hull of a ship or the fuselage of an aircraft.
(nautical) That part of the upper deck of a ship between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.
* 1851 ,
- There he stood, very quietly overlooking some sailmakers who were mending a top-sail in the waist .
(terms derived from waist)