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bos•om(ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm)
breast bust bosom
A woman's breasts are the two soft, round pieces of flesh on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby.
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'.
Bust is also used to talk about the measurement around the top part of a woman's body at the level of her breasts.
A woman's breasts can also be referred to as her bosom /'bʊzəm/. This is an old-fashioned or literary word.
Past participle: bosomed
|Noun||1.||bosom - the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"|
|2.||bosom - a person's breast or chest|
|3.||bosom - cloth that covers the chest or breasts|
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
|4.||bosom - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"|
|5.||bosom - the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"|
|6.||bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman|
lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
|Verb||1.||bosom - hide in one's bosom; "She bosomed his letters"|
|2.||bosom - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"|
clasp - hold firmly and tightly
clinch - embrace amorously
cuddle - hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; "I cuddled the baby"