chest

  • 21 chest — /tSest/ noun (C) 1 the front part of your body between your neck and your stomach: a hairy chest | The doctor is going to listen your chest, Cindy. see also: flat chested 2 a large, strong box that you use to store things in or to move your… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 chest */*/*/ — UK [tʃest] / US noun [countable] Word forms chest : singular chest plural chests 1) a) the upper front part of your body between your neck and your stomach a broad/hairy chest Have you had any chest pains? b) British informal used for referring… …

    English dictionary

  • 23 chest — /tʃɛst / (say chest) noun 1. the trunk of the body enclosed by the ribs and breastbone and containing the heart and lungs; the thorax. 2. a box, usually a large, strong one, for the safekeeping of valuables. 3. the place where the funds of a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 24 chest — n. thorax 1) to beat; throw out one s chest (with pride) 2) a barrel chest box 3) a hope (AE; BE has bottom drawer); ice; medicine; silver; tool chest * * * [tʃest] ice medicine silver tool chest …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 25 chest — The anterior wall of the thorax. SEE ALSO: thorax. SYN: pectus. [A.S. cest, a box] alar c. SYN: flat c.. barrel c. a c. permanently resembling the shape of a barrel, i.e., with increased anteroposterior diameter, roughly equaling the lateral… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 26 chest — noun 1) a bullet wound in the chest Syn: breast, upper body, torso, trunk; technical thorax 2) her matronly chest Syn: bust, bosom; breasts 3) an oak chest Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27 chest*/*/*/ — [tʃest] noun [C] 1) the upper front part of your body between your neck and your stomach a broad/hairy chest[/ex] chest pains[/ex] 2) a large strong box, used for moving or storing things • chest of drawers a piece of wooden furniture with… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 28 chest — [[t]tʃɛst[/t]] n. 1) anat. the portion of the body enclosed by ribs; thorax 2) fur a box, usu. with a lid, for storage, safekeeping of valuables, etc 3) a box in which certain goods, as tea, are packed for shipping 4) fur chest of drawers 5) fur… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29 chest — n. 1 a large strong box, esp. for storage or transport e.g. of blankets, tea, etc. 2 a the part of a human or animal body enclosed by the ribs. b the front surface of the body from neck to waist. 3 a small cabinet for medicines etc. 4 a the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30 chest — 1. noun /ʧɛst/ a) A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid. The clothes are kept in a chest. b) The place in which public money is kept; a treasury. You can take the money from the chest. Sy …

    Wiktionary

  • 31 chest — noun 1》 the front surface of a person s or animal s body between the neck and the stomach.     ↘the whole of a person s upper trunk. 2》 a large strong box for storage or transport. 3》 Brit. the treasury or financial resources of an institution.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32 chest — See: OFF ONE S CHEST, ON ONE S CHEST …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 33 chest — See: OFF ONE S CHEST, ON ONE S CHEST …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 34 chest — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cest, cist chest, box, from Latin cista, from Greek kistē basket, hamper Date: before 12th century 1. a. a container for storage or shipping; especially a box with a lid used especially for the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35 chest — See: off one s chest, on one s chest …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 36 chest — noun 1) a wound in the chest Syn: breast, upper body, torso, trunk, front 2) an oak chest Syn: box, case, casket, crate, trunk, coffer, strongbox …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 37 chest — Synonyms and related words: Fort Knox, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bag, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, boobs, bookcase, bosom, box, breast, breasts, brisket, bunker, bursary, bust, buttery, caddy, cargo dock, case, cash… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38 chest — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. case, box, casket; coffer; cabinet, commode, locker, bureau; thorax, breast. See receptacle, convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A box like container, or a piece of furniture with drawers] Syn. case,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 39 chest — [OE] Chest comes ultimately from Greek kístē ‘box, basket’. In Latin this became cista (source of English cistern [13]). In prehistoric times the word was borrowed into Germanic as *kistā, which was the source of Old English cest. This still… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 40 chest — n 1. thorax, front, breast; bust, bosom. See also bosom (def.1). 2. box, crate, trunk, coffer, casket, caddy, file; case, vasculum, receptacle, shrine, reliquary; bunker, bin, crib, hutch; carton, container, canister, Gk. and Rom. Antiq. pyxis;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder