Waist or Waste?
Waist or Waste?What is the difference between "waist" and "waste"?
- "Waist" is the middle part of the body.
- "Waste" means "rubbish" "garbage" or "to expend without reason."
Waist and WasteThe words "waist" and "waste" sound identical, but their meanings are very different.
Waist"Waist" is the part of the body between the ribs and hips. A section of clothing that fits the waist may also be called the "waist" (e.g., The waist on this suit is too tight). Similarly, midsections of airplanes and ships can also be referred to as "waists."
Waste"Waste" can be a noun, a verb, or an adjective. It has five main meanings:
(1) Useless materials left over from another activity (i.e., rubbish , garbage ).
- Cellular waste products are a by-product of cellular respiration.
- Originally, soya milk was a waste product of tofu.
- The new concept encourages producers to leave no municipal waste for landfill.
- Do not waste drinking water.
- Junk mail invades our homes and wastes our time.
- Her quadriceps ave wasted badly since the injury.
- I am wasted after that run. (I am tired...)
- This area has turned to wasteland since the flood.
- I am going to waste that little punk.
Common Terms with "Waist" and "Waste"Common terms with the word "waist":
- waste away
- toxic waste
- waste of space
- waste of time
- waste of breath
- waste land
- Haste makes waste.
- Don't waste your breath.