breast

  • 1 Breast — (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 breast — [brest] n. [ME brest < OE breost < IE base * bhreus , to swell, sprout] 1. either of two milk secreting glands protruding from the upper, front part of a woman s body 2. a corresponding gland in a female primate 3. a corresponding… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 breast — breast; breast·ed; breast·er; breast·height; breast·hook; breast·less; breast·rail; breast·rope; breast·sum·mer; breast·weed; …

    English syllables

  • 4 breast — [ brest ] noun ** 1. ) count one of the two round soft parts on the front of a woman s body that produce milk when she has a baby: She had small round breasts. breast cancer 2. ) count FORMAL a person s CHEST a ) count LITERARY your chest and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 Breast — Breast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breasting}.] To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. [1913 Webster] The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 breast — (n.) O.E. breost breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition, from P.Gmc. *breustam breast (Cf. O.S. briost, O.Fris. briast, O.N. brjost, Du. borst, Ger. brust, Goth. brusts), perhaps lit. swelling and from PIE root *bhreus to swell, sprout (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 breast — [n1] front of upper body bosom, bust, chest, front, mammary glands, mammilla, nipple, teat, udder; concept 418 breast [n2] feelings, conscience being, bosom, character, core, emotions, essential nature, heart, mind, psyche, seat of affections,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 breast — index confront (encounter), defy, resist (oppose), withstand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 breast — ► NOUN 1) either of the two soft, protruding organs on a woman s chest which secrete milk after pregnancy. 2) a person s or animal s chest region. ► VERB 1) face and move forwards against or through. 2) reach the top of (a hill). DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Breast — The milk engorged breast of a pregnant woman …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 breast — [[t]bre̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ breasts 1) N COUNT: oft poss N A woman s breasts are the two soft, round parts on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby. She wears a low cut dress which reveals her breasts... As my newborn cuddled at my breast, her… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Breast — The breast refers to the front of the chest or, more specifically, to the mammary gland. The mammary gland is a milk producing gland. It is composed largely of fat. Within the mammary gland is a complex network of branching ducts. These ducts… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 breast — n. & v. n. 1 a either of two milk secreting organs on the upper front of a woman s body. b the corresponding usu. rudimentary part of a man s body. 2 a the upper front part of a human body; the chest. b the corresponding part of an animal. 3 the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 breast — /brɛst / (say brest) noun 1. Anatomy, Zoology the outer front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from neck to belly; the chest. 2. Zoology the corresponding part in lower animals. 3. a standard cut of meat from this area. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 breast — breast1 [brest] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(woman s body)¦ 2¦(chest)¦ 3¦(bird)¦ 4¦(meat)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6 make a clean breast of it/things 7¦(emotions)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: breost] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 breast — n. 1) to beat one s breast 2) to put a (newborn) infant to breast 3) (of an infant) to take the breast 4) a pigeon breast ( a deformity of the chest ) 5) (cul.) chicken breasts 6) (misc.) to make a clean breast of smt. ( to confess smt. ) * * *… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 breast — 1 noun 1 PART OF A WOMAN S BODY (C) one of the two round raised parts of a woman s body that produce milk when she has a baby: a woman with a baby at the breast | breast cancer 2 CHEST (C) the part of your body between your neck and your stomach …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 breast — breastless, adj. /brest/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest. 2. Zool. the corresponding part in quadrupeds. 3. either of the pair of mammae… …

    Universalium

  • 19 breast — noun 1 part of a woman s body ADJECTIVE ▪ ample, big, enormous, full, heavy, large ▪ little, small ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 breast */*/ — UK [brest] / US noun Word forms breast : singular breast plural breasts 1) [countable] one of the two round soft parts on the front of a woman s body that produce milk when she has a baby She had small round breasts. breast cancer 2) [countable]… …

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