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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 ?
She also allowed her to roam about the great house, and examine the curious and pretty things stored away in the big wardrobes and the ancient chests, for Aunt March hoarded like a magpie.
On the day following Queequeg's signing the articles, word was given at all the inns where the ship's company were stopping, that their chests must be on board before night, for there was no telling how soon the vessel might be sailing.
In the forecastle, the sailors had actually caulked and pitched their chests, and filled them; it was humorously added, that the cook had clapped a head on his largest boiler, and filled it; that the steward had plugged his spare coffee-pot and filled it; that the harpooneers had headed the sockets of their irons and filled them; that indeed everything was filled with sperm, except the captain's pantaloons pockets, and those he reserved to thrust his hands into, in self-complacent testimony of his entire satisfaction.
It's hid in mighty particular places, Huck -- sometimes on islands, sometimes in rot- ten chests under the end of a limb of an old dead tree, just where the shadow falls at midnight; but mostly under the floor in ha'nted houses.
The furniture once appropriated to the lower apartments had from time to time been removed here, as fashions changed: and the imperfect light entering by their narrow casement showed bedsteads of a hundred years old; chests in oak or walnut, looking, with their strange carvings of palm branches and cherubs' heads, like types of the Hebrew ark; rows of venerable chairs, high-backed and narrow; stools still more antiquated, on whose cushioned tops were yet apparent traces of half-effaced embroideries, wrought by fingers that for two generations had been coffin-dust.
For he was taller by a head than any round him, and his chest was big as the chests of two; his face was fierce and beautiful, and when he grew angry his eye flashed like a smitten brand.
They looked under the mat; they looked under all the carpets; they looked in all the cupboards and drawers and lockers--in the big chests in the ship's dining-room; they looked everywhere.
In the long cedar chests that lined the west gallery of his house, he had stored away many rare and beautiful specimens of what is really the raiment of the Bride of Christ, who must wear purple and jewels and fine linen that she may hide the pallid macerated body that is worn by the suffering that she seeks for and wounded by self-inflicted pain.
They all came back to the house, but what was his surprise to find the door open, and the room with the chests of gold quite empty.
She was as rich too as she was beautiful, for the cellars of the castle were full of precious stones, and great chests of the finest gold stood round the walls of all the rooms.
by which you mean "enclosed on four sides"), your houses, your churches, your very chests and safes, yes even your insides and stomachs, all lying open and exposed to my view.
A glance was sufficient to show how many remained, for the great earth chests were bulky, and there was no mistaking them.