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chest

 (chĕst)
n.
1.
a. The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and the breastbone; the thorax.
b. The front or ventral portion of this part: has a tattoo on his chest.
2.
a. A sturdy box with a lid and often a lock, used especially for storage.
b. A small closet or cabinet with shelves for storing supplies: a medicine chest above the bathroom sink.
3.
a. The treasury of a public institution.
b. The funds kept there.
4.
a. A box for the shipping of certain goods, such as tea.
b. The quantity packed in such a box.
5. A sealed receptacle for liquid, gas, or steam.
6. A bureau; a dresser.
Idiom:
get (something) off (one's) chest
To vent one's pent-up feelings.

[Middle English, from Old English cest, box, from West Germanic *kista, from Latin cista, from Greek kistē.]

chest

(tʃɛst)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the belly. pectoral
b. (as modifier): a chest cold.
2. get something off one's chest informal to unburden oneself of troubles, worries, etc, by talking about them
3. a box, usually large and sturdy, used for storage or shipping: a tea chest.
4. Also: chestful the quantity a chest holds
5. (Banking & Finance) rare
a. the place in which a public or charitable institution deposits its funds
b. the funds so deposited
6. (General Engineering) a sealed container or reservoir for a gas: a wind chest; a steam chest.
[Old English cest, from Latin cista wooden box, basket, from Greek kistē box]
ˈchested adj

chest

(tʃɛst)

n.
1. the portion of the body enclosed by ribs; thorax.
2. 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.
5. a small cabinet, esp. one hung on a wall, for storage: medicine chest.
Idioms:
get something off one's chest, to ease anxiety by finally discussing one's problems.
[before 900; Old English cest, cist < Latin cista < Greek kístē box]
chest′ful (-fʊl) n.

Chest

 a box; the quantity or the things contained. See also case.
Examples: chest of clothes, 1865; of tools, 1854; of viols, 1611.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chest - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrateschest - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
thoracic aorta - a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
thoracic vein, vena thoracica - veins that drain the thoracic walls
gall bladder, gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
female chest, bust - the chest of a woman
male chest - the chest of a man
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
chest cavity, thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
breast, chest - the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
2.chest - box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
ammunition chest, caisson - a chest to hold ammunition
cedar chest - a chest made of cedar
coffer - a chest especially for storing valuables
hope chest, wedding chest - chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage
lid - a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.; "he raised the piano lid"
pix, pix chest, pyx, pyx chest - a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay
sea chest - a sailor's storage chest for personal property
tea chest - chest for storing or transporting tea
tool cabinet, tool case, tool chest, toolbox - a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools
toy box, toy chest - chest for storage of toys
treasure chest - a chest filled with valuables
3.chest - 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
4.chest - furniture with drawers for keeping clotheschest - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
chiffonier, commode - a tall elegant chest of drawers
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
highboy, tallboy - a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs
lowboy - a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

chest

noun
1. breast, front He crossed his arms over his chest.
2. box, case, trunk, crate, coffer, ark (dialect), casket, strongbox At the very bottom of the chest were his carving tools.
Related words
adjective pectoral
Translations
tòrax
hruďtruhlahrudníkskříňbedna
brystkassekistebryst
brusto
kirsturintakehälipastorintaarkku
škrinjaprsaprsni koš
ládamellkas
kistabringabrjóst
収納箱
가슴대형 상자
pectus
krūtinė
kastekrūškurviskrūtislāde
torace
hruďhrudník
omaraoprsjepredalnikprsitoraks
bröstskrin
หน้าอกหีบ ลัง กล่อง
ngựcrương, hòm

chest

[tʃest]
A. N
1. (Anat) → pecho m
to have chest troubletener problemas respiratorios, padecer de los bronquios
to have a cold on the chesttener el pecho resfriado
to get sth off one's chestdesahogarse
2. (= box) → cofre m, arca f
chest of drawerscómoda f
B. CPD [pain] → de pecho
chest cold Nresfriado m de pecho
chest expander Ntensor m, extensor m
chest freezer Ncongelador m de arcón
chest infection Ninfección f de las vías respiratorias
chest measurement, chest size Nanchura f de pecho; [of clothes] → talla f (de chaqueta etc)
chest specialist Nespecialista mf de las vías respiratorias
chest X-ray Nradiografía f torácica

chest

[ˈtʃɛst]
n [person] → poitrine f
to get sth off one's chest → vider son sac
(= box) → coffre m, caisse f
(also chest of drawers) → commode f

chest

1
n (for tea, tools etc) → Kiste f; (= piece of furniture, for clothes, money etc) → Truhe f; chest of drawersKommode f

chest

2
n (Anat) → Brust f, → Brustkorb m (esp Med); the boxer’s broad chestder breite Brustkasten des Boxers; to measure somebody’s chestjds Brustweite or Brustumfang messen; to get something off one’s chest (fig inf)sich (dat)etw von der Seele reden, etw loswerden; to have a weak chestschwach auf der Brust sein (inf); a cold on the chest (Brit) a chest coldBronchialkatarr(h) m; chest painsSchmerzen plin der Brust

chest

[tʃɛst] n
a. (Anat) → petto, torace m
to get sth off one's chest (fam) → togliersi un peso (dallo stomaco), alleggerirsi or scaricarsi la coscienza
b. (box) → baule m, cassa, cassapanca

chest1

(tʃest) noun
the part of the body between the neck and waist, containing the heart and the lungs. a severe pain in his chest.
get something off one's chest
to tell the truth about something that is worrying one.

chest2

(tʃest) noun
a large, strong wooden or metal box. The sheets were kept in a wooden chest.
chest of drawers
a piece of furniture fitted with several drawers.

chest

صَدْر, صُنْدُوق hrudník, truhla brystkasse, kiste Brustkorb, Kiste μπαούλο, στήθος arcón, baúl, pecho kirstu, rintakehä coffre, poitrine prsni koš, škrinja cassapanca, torace 収納箱, 胸 가슴, 대형 상자 borst, kist brystkasse, kiste klatka piersiowa, skrzynia baú, peito грудная клетка, сундук bröst, skrin หน้าอก, หีบ ลัง กล่อง göğüs, sandık ngực, rương, hòm 箱子, 胸膛

chest

n. tórax, pecho;
___ coldcatarro bronquial
pop. catarro al pecho;
___ respiratorrespirador torácico;
___ surgerycirugía torácica;
___ wallpared torácica.

chest

n tórax m (form), pecho
References in classic literature ?
The old oak chests, and even the mahogany wine-cooler, for which he had doubtless paid like an honest citizen, were thus immovable with pieces of crested plate, which he had neither the temerity to use nor the hardihood to melt or sell.
Casks and chests of it, casks and chests of it, oodles and oodles, a fathom under the sand," chattered the Ancient Mariner.
2] Caskets of buried jewels, chests of ingots, and barrels of outlandish coins seemed to court him from their concealments, and supplicate him to relieve them from their untimely graves.
There my lords will find a nook, and three stone chests in the nook, two sealed and one open.
Several metal-bound, copper-studded chests constituted the sole furniture of the round room.
The floors, walls, and ceiling were of burnished silver; the doors, the window frames, the cornices, the balustrades and the steps of the staircase, of pure gold; and silver, with gold bottoms, were the chairs, and gold, standing on silver legs, the high chests of drawers, and silver the bedsteads, with blankets of woven gold, and sheets of silver tissue.
A boat was lowered, and in it a great chest was placed.
Then he became conscious that somehow--how, he never could remember--the chest was open.
At this they quickly whirled around to find a funny little man sitting on a big copper chest, puffing smoke from a long pipe.
Glegg and Tom had also entered, treading softly, and were busy selecting the key of the old oak chest from the bunch which Tom had brought from his father's bureau.
The truth of the matter was that he had come to suspect the motives of the first mate of the Ithaca, and not knowing of the great chest attributed them to Bududreen's desire to possess the girl for himself.
Here you, matey," he cried to the man who trundled the barrow; "bring up alongside and help up my chest.