- the parts of the body between the hips and the lower ribs, especially regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power.
- the genital and pubic area; genitalia.
Origin of loin
Examples from the Web for loins
They may be the fruit of his loins; they are also potential rivals.
And as she carried the attempt too far, I got angry, and heating with a charm the prongs of my trident, I marked her on the loins.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
Would the Nonconformists gird up their loins for the spiritual battle?The Soul of Susan Yellam|Horace Annesley Vachell
I met him at the corner of my garden, an empty basket on his head, and an unclean cloth round his loins.Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling
Their dress was composed of a few rags, which they had fastened round their loins.
With our swords in their loins we shall drive them back towards the river bank.The Casque's Lark|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for loins (1 of 2)
- euphemistic the reproductive organs
- mainly literary the womb
British Dictionary definitions for loins (2 of 2)
Word Origin for loin
Medicine definitions for loins
Idioms and Phrases with loins
see gird one's loins.