What does bosom mean?

Definitions for bosom
ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəmbo·som

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bosom(noun)

    the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept

    "his bosom was bursting with the secret"

  2. bosom(noun)

    a person's breast or chest

  3. bosom(noun)

    cloth that covers the chest or breasts

  4. embrace, bosom(noun)

    a close affectionate and protective acceptance

    "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

  5. heart, bosom(noun)

    the locus of feelings and intuitions

    "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"

  6. breast, bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty(verb)

    either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

  7. bosom(verb)

    hide in one's bosom

    "She bosomed his letters"

  8. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)

    squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

Wiktionary

  1. bosom(Noun)

    The breast or chest of a human (or sometimes of another animal).

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

  2. bosom(Noun)

    The seat of one's inner thoughts, feelings etc.; one's secret feelings; desire.

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

  3. bosom(Noun)

    The protected interior or inner part of something; the area enclosed as by an embrace.

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

  4. bosom(Noun)

    The part of a dress etc. covering the chest; a neckline.

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

  5. bosom(Noun)

    A woman's breasts.

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

  6. bosom(Adjective)

    In a very close relationship.

    bosom buddies

    Etymology: bosm. Cognate with Dutch boezem, German Busen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bosom(noun)

    the breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them

  2. Bosom(noun)

    the breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts

  3. Bosom(noun)

    embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold

  4. Bosom(noun)

    any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth

  5. Bosom(noun)

    the part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a linen bosom

  6. Bosom(noun)

    inclination; desire

  7. Bosom(noun)

    a depression round the eye of a millstone

  8. Bosom(adj)

    of or pertaining to the bosom

  9. Bosom(adj)

    intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend

  10. Bosom(verb)

    to inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish

  11. Bosom(verb)

    to conceal; to hide from view; to embosom

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bosom

    bōōz′um, n. the breast of a human being, or the part of the dress which covers it: (fig.) the seat of the passions and feelings: the heart: embrace, enclosure, as within the arms: any close or secret receptacle.—adj. (in composition) confidential: intimate.—v.t. to enclose in the bosom.—Abraham's bosom, the abode of the blessed dead.—To take to one's bosom, to marry: to make an intimate friend of. [A.S. bósm; Ger. busen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bosom

    love, care, closeness and protection.

    The dog was thus rescued and went to the bosom of his family, forever.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 27, 2019  

Anagrams for bosom »

  1. moobs

  2. booms

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How to say bosom in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosom in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bosom in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Addison:

    If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

  2. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

  3. Avraham Harshalom:

    We are lighting candles 75 years after, it is a good feeling to be in the bosom of my family, with my children, with my grandchildren - it is a great joy.

  4. Eugène Delacroix:

    What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5:

    Leave her to heaven And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her.

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