Torso definition

tôrsō
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The trunk of the human body.
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The torso is the trunk or the part of the human body that doesn't include the head, arms or legs.

An example of the torso is the shoulders down to the hips of a person.

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A truncated or unfinished thing.
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Any unfinished or fragmentary piece of work.
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The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
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The part of the (human) body from the neck to the groin, that is, the body excluding the head and limbs.
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The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
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A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed.
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The trunk of a statue of the nude human figure, esp. of such a statue lacking the head and full limbs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
torso
Plural:
torsi, torsos

Origin of torso

  • Italian trunk of a statue from Old Italian stalk, stem from Vulgar Latin tursus from Latin thyrsus stalk thyrsus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian torso, from Latin thyrsus, from Ancient Greek θύρσος (thúrsos, “Bacchic staff").

    From Wiktionary