Definition of Corset

1. Noun. A woman's close-fitting foundation garment.

Exact synonyms: Girdle, Stays
Generic synonyms: Foundation, Foundation Garment
Specialized synonyms: Panty Girdle
Derivative terms: Girdle



2. Verb. Dress with a corset.

Definition of Corset

1. n. In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.

2. v. t. To inclose in corsets.

Definition of Corset

1. Noun. A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To enclose in a corset; to wear a corset. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To restrict or confine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corset

1. to fit with a corset (a supporting undergarment) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corset

corruscation
cors
corsac
corsacs
corsage
corsages
corsair
corsairs
corselet
corselets
corselette
corselettes
corsepresent
corsepresents
corses
corset (current term)
corseted
corsetiere
corsetieres
corseting
corsetless
corsetlessness
corsetlike
corsetmaker
corsetmakers
corsetmaking
corsetries
corsetry
corsets
corsive

Literary usage of Corset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"Celluloid corset, front view. of about one week; corset worn five weeks, ... New corset applied and worn for four weeks. At this time there was full ..."

2. Personal Hygiene and Physical Training for Women by Anna Mary Galbraith (1916)
"CHAPTER VIII DRESS THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSE OF WOMAN'S PHYSICAL DETERIORATION The History of Woman's Dress; the corset in History; the Crusade Against the ..."

3. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"A lady in a blue corset bordered with ermine, and a white satin skirt trimmed with ... A lady in a scarlet velvet corset and a taffeta petticoat, seated, ..."

4. Diseases of the stomach and upper alimentary tract by Anthony Bassler (1922)
"Schematic plan, in profile, of the author's corset and belt with the steels in ... B, The corset, when closed, showing the concavity below the navel and the ..."

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