- Bosom Bos"om (b[oo^]z"[u^]m; 277), n. [AS. b[=o]sm; akin to D.
bozem, Fries. b[=o]sm, OHG. puosum, G. busen, and prob. E.
1. The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms,
to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
You must prepare your bosom for his knife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
2. Specifically: The breasts of a woman; as, an ample bosom. [PJC]
Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I know Wherefore they do it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Within the bosom of that church. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]
He put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. --Ex. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]
7. Inclination; desire. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.