breast meaning

[ brest ] Pronunciation:   "breast" in a sentence
  • Noun: breast  brest
    1. The front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
      "he beat his breast in anger"
      - chest 
    2. Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
      - bosom 
    3. Meat carved from the breast of a fowl
      - white meat 
    4. The part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest
    Verb: breast  brest
    1. Meet at breast level
      "The runner breasted the tape" 
    2. Reach the summit (of a mountain)
      "They breasted the mountain"
      - summit 
    3. Confront bodily
      "breast the storm"
      - front

    Derived forms: breasts, breasted, breasting

    Type of: arrive at, attain, confront, converge, external body part, face, gain, helping, hit, make, mamma, mammary gland, meet, portion, reach, serving

    Part of: adult female body, chest, chicken, pectus, poulet, thorax, turkey, volaille, woman's body

    Encyclopedia: Breast

  • [Architecture]

    A projecting part of a wall, as at a chimney.


    That portion of a wall between the floor and a window above.


    The underside of a handrail, beam, rafter, or the like.

  • [Medicine]
    In humans,one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS,the SKIN,the MUSCLES,the ADIPOSE TISSUE,and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES. n
    1 : either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult females of humans and some other mammals; also : either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest esp. when enlarged
    2 : the fore or ventral part of the body between the neck and the abdomen


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  1. but you can breast them in an afternoon.
  2. she smote her breast and rent her garments.
  3. his magnificent head sank on his breast.
  4. he made a clean breast of his crime to the police.
  5. breast infections occur during lactation.

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