wrist

wrist
wrist [ rıst ] noun count **
the part of your body between your hand and your arm:
He looked at the gold watch on his wrist.
a. slash your wrists to cut your wrists, especially in order to hurt or kill yourself

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Wrist — Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrist — wrist; wrist·band; wrist·bone; wrist·drop; wrist·er; wrist·let; wrist·lock; wrist·watch; wrist·work; …   English syllables

  • wrist — [rist] n. [ME < OE < base of wræstan, to twist, WREST] 1. the joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm; carpus 2. the corresponding part in an animal 3. the part of a sleeve, glove, etc. that covers the wrist 4. WRIST PIN ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • wrist — (n.) O.E. wrist, from P.Gmc. *wristiz (Cf. O.N. rist instep, O.Fris. wrist, M.Du. wrist, Ger. Rist back of the hand, instep ), from P.Gmc. *wrig , *wreik to turn (see WRY (Cf. wry)). The notion is the turning joint …   Etymology dictionary

  • wrist — S3 [rıst] n [: Old English;] the part of your body where your hand joins your arm on/around your wrist ▪ She had a gold watch on her wrist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrist|y — «RIHS tee», adjective. performed by flexure of the wrist; marked by or skilled in wristwork: »wristy shots or strokes, a wristy play …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrist — ► NOUN ▪ the joint connecting the hand with the forearm. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to WRITHE(Cf. ↑writhe) …   English terms dictionary

  • wrist|er — «RIHS tuhr», noun. U.S. Dialect. a wristlet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wrist — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wrist — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bony, slender, small, thin, tiny ▪ limp, weak ▪ broken, fractured …   Collocations dictionary

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