What does bosom mean?

Definitions for bosom
ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəmbo·som

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bosom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bosomnoun

    the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept

    "his bosom was bursting with the secret"

  2. bosomnoun

    a person's breast or chest

  3. bosomnoun

    cloth that covers the chest or breasts

  4. embrace, bosomnoun

    a close affectionate and protective acceptance

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

  5. heart, bosomnoun

    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, tittyverb

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

  7. bosomverb

    hide in one's bosom

    "She bosomed his letters"

  8. embrace, hug, bosom, squeezeverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. bosomnoun

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

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

  2. bosomnoun

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

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

  3. bosomnoun

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

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

  4. bosomnoun

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

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

  5. bosomnoun

    A woman's breasts.

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

  6. bosomadjective

    In a very close relationship.

    bosom buddies

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bosomnoun

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

  2. Bosomnoun

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

  3. Bosomnoun

    embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold

  4. Bosomnoun

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

  5. Bosomnoun

    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. Bosomnoun

    inclination; desire

  7. Bosomnoun

    a depression round the eye of a millstone

  8. Bosomadjective

    of or pertaining to the bosom

  9. Bosomadjective

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

  10. Bosomverb

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

  11. Bosomverb

    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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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. Lao Tzu:

    The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.

  2. Dorothy Sayers:

    The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.

  3. Metastasio:

    We are like vessels tossed on the bosom of the deep; our passions are the winds that sweep us impetuously forward; each pleasure is a rock; the whole life is a wide ocean. Reason is the pilot to guide us, but often allows itself to be led astray by the storms of pride.

  4. George Herbert:

    Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us; then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.

  5. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. splay
    • B. pecuniary
    • C. lank
    • D. motile

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