Definition of Torso

1. Noun. The body excluding the head and neck and limbs. "They moved their arms and legs and bodies"




Definition of Torso

1. n. The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.

Definition of Torso

1. Noun. The part of the (human) body from the neck to the groin, that is, the body excluding the head and limbs. ¹

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Definition of Torso

1. the trunk of the human body [n -SI or -SOS]

Medical Definition of Torso

1. Drosophila gene encoding a receptor tyrosine kinase, required for specification of the terminal regions of the embryo. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torso

torsion wrenches
torsional
torsional deformity
torsionally
torsioned
torsionful
torsionic
torsionless
torsionometer
torsions
torsive
torsive occlusion
torsiversion
torsk
torsks
torso (current term)
torsoclusion
torsoes
torsoless
torsolike
torsor
torsors
torsos
tort
tort-feasor
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tortas
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torteau
torteaus

Literary usage of Torso

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1. Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as Representative Arts: An Essay in by George Lansing Raymond (1895)
"REPRESENTATION' THROUGH PARTICULAR GESTURES OK THE torso AND LIMBS. Complex Nature of the Subjects to be Treated and the Order in which they will be ..."

2. History of Greece, and of the Greek People, from the Earliest Times to the by Victor Duruy, John Pentland Mahaffy (1892)
"Venus Anadyomene ; at this time also it was that Greece, no longer torso OF A ... 1 torso of Parian marble discovered in the excavations of the Palatine ..."

3. Delsarte System of Expression by Genevieve Stebbins, François Delsarte (1885)
"THE torso. There are three things to be known in relation to the torso: 1. ... ZONES OF THE torso. Mental Zone: The seat of conscience, honor, ..."

4. Delsarte System of Expression by Genevieve Stebbins (1902)
"THE torso. There are three things to be known in relation to the torso: 1. ... The zones of the torso are the points of departure or arrival for a gesture. ..."

5. Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by Archaeological Institute of America (1897)
"The torso which by the kindness of the Ephor-General of Antiquities, ... The torso is of Parian marble, and is somewhat more than two- thirds life size. ..."

6. Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by Archaeological Institute of America (1897)
"The torso which by the kindness of the Ephor-General of Antiquities, ... The torso is of Parian marble, and is somewhat more than two- thirds life size. ..."

7. The Synthetic Philosophy of Expression as Applied to the Arts of Reading by Moses True Brown (1886)
"THE term torso had its origin in the fertile soil of Greek art, ... The root word from which we derive the word torso signifies " twisted," and the idea ..."

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