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breast

 (brĕst)
n.
1.
a. Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; the female mammary gland.
b. A corresponding rudimentary gland in a human male, especially when enlarged by exposure to estrogen or appearing to be enlarged by overlying body fat.
2.
a. The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.
b. A corresponding part in other animals.
c. The part of a garment that covers the chest.
d. The seat of affection and emotion: "Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast" (Shakespeare).
3. Something likened to the human breast, as in being in round or broad: the breast of a hill; the breast of the sea.
4. The face of a mine or tunnel.
5. Sports Breaststroke.
tr.v. breast·ed, breast·ing, breasts
1. To go to the top of; ascend: "He breasted a rise and looked down. He was at the head of a small valley" (Ken Follett).
2. To move forward or advance through or across: breasted the current; breasted the crowd.
3. To confront or deal with resolutely: breasted a storm of criticism.

[Middle English brest, from Old English brēost.]

breast

(brɛst)
n
1. (Anatomy) the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest
2. (Anatomy) either of the two soft fleshy milk-secreting glands on the chest in sexually mature human females.
3. (Zoology) a similar organ in certain other mammals
4. anything that resembles a breast in shape or position: the breast of the hill.
5. a source of nourishment: the city took the victims to its breast.
6. the source of human emotions
7. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a garment that covers the breast
8. (Architecture) a projection from the side of a wall, esp that formed by a chimney
9. (Mining & Quarrying) mining the face being worked at the end of a tunnel
10. beat one's breast to display guilt and remorse publicly or ostentatiously
11. make a clean breast of to make a confession of
vb (tr)
12. to confront boldly; face: breast the storm.
13. to oppose with the breast or meet at breast level: breasting the waves.
14. to come alongside of: breast the ship.
15. to reach the summit of: breasting the mountain top.
[Old English brēost; related to Old Norse brjōst, Old High German brust, Dutch borst, Swedish bräss, Old Irish brū belly, body]

breast

(brɛst)
n.
1. either of the pair of mammae occurring on the chest of human beings and other primates, esp. of the female after pubertal development.
2. the outer, front part of the body from neck to midsection; chest.
3. the bosom conceived of as the center of emotion.
4. a projection from a wall, as part of a chimney.
5. any surface or part resembling or likened to the human breast.
v.t.
7. to meet or oppose boldly; confront: to breast hostile criticism.
8. to contend with or advance against: The ship breasted the turbulent seas.
9. to climb or climb over (a mountain, obstacle, etc.).
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English brēost; c. Old Saxon briost, Old Norse brjōst]
breast′less, adj.

breast

(brĕst)
An organ of female primates that contains milk-producing glands and usually occurs in pairs. It is present but undeveloped in the male.

breast

bustbosom
1. 'breast'

A woman's breasts are the two soft, round pieces of flesh on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby.

...a beggar girl with a baby at her breast.
...women with small breasts.
2. 'bust'

A woman's breasts can be referred to as her bust, especially when you are talking about their size. Note that bust refers to both breasts together. You do not talk about a woman's 'busts'.

She has a very large bust.

Bust is also used to talk about the measurement around the top part of a woman's body at the level of her breasts.

'Bust 34' means that the garment is a size 12.
3. 'bosom'

A woman's breasts can also be referred to as her bosom /'bʊzəm/. This is an old-fashioned or literary word.

...hugging the cat to her bosom.

breast


Past participle: breasted
Gerund: breasting

Imperative
breast
breast
Present
I breast
you breast
he/she/it breasts
we breast
you breast
they breast
Preterite
I breasted
you breasted
he/she/it breasted
we breasted
you breasted
they breasted
Present Continuous
I am breasting
you are breasting
he/she/it is breasting
we are breasting
you are breasting
they are breasting
Present Perfect
I have breasted
you have breasted
he/she/it has breasted
we have breasted
you have breasted
they have breasted
Past Continuous
I was breasting
you were breasting
he/she/it was breasting
we were breasting
you were breasting
they were breasting
Past Perfect
I had breasted
you had breasted
he/she/it had breasted
we had breasted
you had breasted
they had breasted
Future
I will breast
you will breast
he/she/it will breast
we will breast
you will breast
they will breast
Future Perfect
I will have breasted
you will have breasted
he/she/it will have breasted
we will have breasted
you will have breasted
they will have breasted
Future Continuous
I will be breasting
you will be breasting
he/she/it will be breasting
we will be breasting
you will be breasting
they will be breasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breasting
you have been breasting
he/she/it has been breasting
we have been breasting
you have been breasting
they have been breasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breasting
you will have been breasting
he/she/it will have been breasting
we will have been breasting
you will have been breasting
they will have been breasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breasting
you had been breasting
he/she/it had been breasting
we had been breasting
you had been breasting
they had been breasting
Conditional
I would breast
you would breast
he/she/it would breast
we would breast
you would breast
they would breast
Past Conditional
I would have breasted
you would have breasted
he/she/it would have breasted
we would have breasted
you would have breasted
they would have breasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breast - the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
external body part - any body part visible externally
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
bosom - a person's breast or chest
2.breast - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a womanbreast - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
adult female body, woman's body - the body of an adult woman
lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
ring of color, areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
3.breast - meat carved from the breast of a fowlbreast - meat carved from the breast of a fowl
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
turkey - flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted
4.breast - the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest
external body part - any body part visible externally
Verb1.breast - meet at breast level; "The runner breasted the tape"
converge, meet - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"
2.breast - reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
3.breast - confront bodily; "breast the storm"
confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

breast

noun
1. heart, feelings, thoughts, soul, being, emotions, core, sentiments, seat of the affections Happiness flowered in her breast.
plural noun
1. bosom(s), front, chest, bust, boobs (slang), tits (slang), jugs (slang), boobies (slang), mammary glands, bristols (slang), titties (slang) a skimpy top which barely covered her breasts
Related words
adjective mammary

breast

noun
The seat of a person's innermost emotions and feelings:
Idioms: bottom of one's heart, cockles of one's heart, one's heart of hearts.
Translations
ثَدْيثدي المرأهصدريصعد الىيواجه، يقاوم
гърда
prsprsavystoupit na vrcholvzdorovathruď
bryst
rind
پستان
rintarintakehäsydänponnistella
dojkagrudi
feljutmell
bringabrjóstbrjóst, faîmur, bringakoma upp ákonubrjóst
乳房
가슴
brasaskrūtismaitintas krūtimimaitinti krūtimipasipriešinti
krūtiņakrūtiskrūtsstāties pretīuzkāpt
piept
vystúpiť na vrchol
dojkaprsi
bröst
หน้าอก
göğüsgöğüs vermekgöğüslemekmemetepesine varmak
ngực

breast

[brest]
A. N (= chest) → pecho m; [of woman] → seno m, pecho m (Culin) [of bird] → pechuga f (fig) → corazón m
to beat one's breastdarse golpes de pecho
to make a clean breast ofconfesar con franqueza
to make a clean breast of itconfesarlo todo, descargar la conciencia
B. VT
1. [+ waves] → hacer cara a, arrostrar
2. (Sport) [+ finishing tape] → romper
C. CPD breast cancer Ncáncer m de mama
breast milk Nleche f materna
breast pocket Nbolsillo m de pecho

breast

[ˈbrɛst]
n
[woman] → sein m
[man] → poitrine f
to make a clean breast of it (= own up) → avouer la vérité
[wild bird] → gorge f
(COOKERY) [chicken, turkey] → blanc m; [lamb] → poitrine f
chicken breast → le blanc de poulet
modif [reconstruction, reduction] → mammaire

breast

n
(= chest)Brust f; (Cook, of chicken, lamb) → Brust (→ stück nt) f
(of woman)Brust f; a child/baby at the breastein Kind/Säugling an der Brust
(fig liter)Brust f, → Busen m (liter)
vt
to breast the waves/the stormgegen die Wellen/den Sturm ankämpfen
to breast the tape (Sport) → durchs Ziel gehen

breast

:
breast augmentation
nBrustvergrößerung f
breastbone
nBrustbein nt; (of bird)Brustknochen m
breast cancer
nBrustkrebs m

breast

:
breast enlargement
nBrustvergrößerung f
breast-fed
adj to be breastgestillt werden; breast childBrustkind nt
breast-feed
vtistillen
breast-feeding
nStillen nt
breast milk
nMuttermilch f
breastplate
n (on armour) → Brustharnisch m; (of high priest)Brustplatte for -gehänge nt
breast pocket
nBrusttasche f
breast reduction
nBrustverkleinerung f
breaststroke
nBrustschwimmen nt; to swim or do the breastbrustschwimmen
breastwork
n (Mil) → Brustwehr f

breast

[brɛst]
1. n (Anat, Culin) → petto; (of woman) → seno, mammella
to make a clean breast of it (fig) → vuotare il sacco
2. vt (finishing tape) → toccare

breast

(brest) noun
1. either of a woman's two milk-producing glands on the front of the upper body.
2. the front of a body between the neck and belly. He clutched the child to his breast; This recipe needs three chicken breasts.
verb
1. to face or oppose. breast the waves.
2. to come to the top of. As we breasted the hill we saw the enemy in the distance.
ˈbreastfeed verb
to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast.
ˈbreastfed adjective
ˈbreaststroke noun
a style of swimming in which the arms are pushed out in front and then sweep backwards.

breast

ثَدْي prs bryst Brust στήθος seno rinta sein dojka seno 乳房 가슴 borst bryst pierś peito грудь bröst หน้าอก göğüs ngực 乳房

breast

n. pecho, seno, busto, mama; slang teta;
benign ___ diseaseenfermedad benigna de la mama;
caked ___mastitis por estasis;
v. to
___ -feeddar el pecho, dar de mamar, dar la teta, Mex. A. criar con pecho;
___implantimplante en el seno;
___ pumpsacaleche, mamadera;
___ self-examinationautoexamen de los senos.

breast

n (chest) pecho; (female) mama, seno, pecho
References in classic literature ?
But neither bent the knee, for the young bridegroom replied in a tone that startled all listeners as the mask fell, disclosing the noble face of Ferdinand Devereux, the artist lover, and leaning on the breast where now flashed the star of an English earl was the lovely Viola, radiant with joy and beauty.
The traveling man leaned over the counter and tapped with his finger on Ebenezer's breast.
The Doctor doubled his old-fashioned cloak across his breast as he strode home through the darkness.
When he spoke of courage, their looks were firm and responsive; when he alluded to their injuries, their eyes kindled with fury; when he mentioned the taunts of the women, they dropped their heads in shame; but when he pointed out their means of vengeance, he struck a chord which never failed to thrill in the breast of an Indian.
The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
I burst, as I had, the other time, made her burst, into tears; she took me to her motherly breast, and my lamentation overflowed.
And so exactly was the expression repeated on the fair young face of her who had crept along the wall to a point where she could see him, and where she now stood looking at him, with hands which at first had been only raised in frightened compassion, if not even to keep him off and shut out the sight of him, but which were now extending towards him, trembling with eagerness to lay the spectral face upon her warm young breast, and love it back to life and hope--so exactly was the expression repeated (though in stronger characters) on her fair young face, that it looked as though it had passed like a moving light, from him to her.
For awhile she lay silent, and I did not speak, though I saw by the heaving of her breast that she was weeping.
Naught he found too lofty, none he saw too low-- Parbati beside him watched them come and go; Thought to cheat her husband, turning Shiv to jest-- Stole the little grasshopper and hid it in her breast.
Nevertheless, I felt my head and breast to satisfy myself whether it was I myself who was there or some empty delusive phantom; but touch, feeling, the collected thoughts that passed through my mind, all convinced me that I was the same then and there that I am this moment.
The cudgel was swinging in the arc which ended upon my upturned face when a bolt of myriad-legged horror hurled itself through the doorway full upon the breast of my executioner.