the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
"he beat his breast in anger"
breast, bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty(noun)
either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
breast, white meat(noun)
meat carved from the breast of a fowl
the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest
meet at breast level
"The runner breasted the tape"
reach the summit (of a mountain)
"They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
"breast the storm"
Either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men.
Tanya's breasts grew alarmingly during pregnancy.
The chest, or front of the human thorax.
A section of clothing covering the breast area.
The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
She kindled hope in the breast of all who heard her.
The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
The robin has a red breast.
A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird's breast.
Would you like breast or wing?
To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
He breasted the hill and saw the town before him.
Origin: From brest, from breost, from
the fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse
either one of the protuberant glands, situated on the front of the chest or thorax in the female of man and of some other mammalia, in which milk is secreted for the nourishment of the young; a mamma; a teat
anything resembling the human breast, or bosom; the front or forward part of anything; as, a chimney breast; a plow breast; the breast of a hill
the face of a coal working
the front of a furnace
the seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart
the power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast
to meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves
The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, containing the mammary gland which in a female can secrete milk used to feed infants. Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men due to the higher amount of testosterone. As a result, women's breasts become far more prominent than those of men. During pregnancy, the breast is responsive to a complex interplay of hormones that cause tissue development and enlargement in order to produce milk. Three such hormones are estrogen, progesterone and prolactin, which cause glandular tissue in the breast and the uterus to change during the menstrual cycle. Each breast contains 15–20 lobes. The subcutaneous adipose tissue covering the lobes gives the breast its size and shape. Each lobe is composed of many lobules, at the end of which are sacs where milk is produced in response to hormonal signals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brest, n. the forepart of the human body between the neck and the belly: one of the two mammary glands in women, forming soft protuberances on the chest: the corresponding part of any animal: (fig.) conscience, disposition, affections.—v.t. to bear the breast against: to oppose manfully: to mount.—n. Breast′-bone, the bone running down the middle of the breast, to which the first seven ribs are attached.—adv. Breast′-deep, deep, as up to the breast.—adj. Breast′ed, having a breast.—adv. Breast′-high, high as the breast—ns. Breast′-knot, a knot of ribbons worn on the breast; Breast′pin, an ornamental pin for the breast; Breast′plate, a plate or piece of armour for the breast: (B.) an embroidered square of linen worn on the breast of the Jewish high-priest, bearing twelve precious stones, each inscribed with the name of one of the tribes of Israel; Breast′-plough, a kind of spade for cutting turf, with a cross-bar against which the breast is pressed; Breast′rail, the upper rail of a breastwork; Breast′summer, Bres′summer, a summer or beam supporting the whole front of a building in the same way as a lintel supports the portion over an opening; Breast′-wall, a retaining wall; Breast′-wheel, a water-wheel which is turned by water delivered upon it at about half its height; Breast′work, a hastily constructed earthwork.—To make a clean breast of, to make a full confession. [A.S. bréost; Ger. brust, Dut. borst.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.
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Rank popularity for the word 'breast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4839
Rank popularity for the word 'breast' in Nouns Frequency: #1406
barest, baster, bestar, Tarbes
The numerical value of breast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of breast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of breast in a Sentence
We never thought breast cancer ran in the family.
She has one of the particularly bad breast cancer genes.
It is essential we try to understand breast implant illness.
Any lady with sexy breast for a man is each time well-dressed.
Mammography is the best tool in determining if a woman has breast cancer.
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- ثدي, صدرArabic
- döş, məməAzerbaijani
- гърди, гръд, гърда, гръден кош, противопоставям сеBulgarian
- bronn, bruchedBreton
- pitCatalan, Valencian
- hruď, prs, ňadroCzech
- Gänsebrust, Brust, Fasanenbrust, Geflügelbrust, Hammelbrust, Hühnchenbrust, Schweinsbrust, Entenbrust, -brust, HähnchenbrustGerman
- στήθος, στέρνο, καρδιά, μαστόςGreek
- teta, pecho, corazón, pechuga, senoSpanish
- papo, bular, papar, titi, ugatzBasque
- پستان, سینهPersian
- rintamus, rinta, miehusta, rintakehä, sydän, rinnus, ponnistellaFinnish
- bringa, bróstFaroese
- poitrine, blanc, poitrail, seinFrench
- boarstWestern Frisian
- cíoch, brollach, broinne, uchtIrish
- broilleach, uchd, cìochScottish Gaelic
- ציצי, חזה, לב, שדHebrew
- स्तन, छातीHindi
- senHaitian Creole
- mell, kebelHungarian
- դոշ, կուրծքArmenian
- payudara, susuIndonesian
- bobblingur, bringa, brjóstIcelandic
- 胸, にゅうぼう, 乳房Japanese
- кеуде, емшекKazakh
- ដើមទ្រូង, ដោះ, ថនា, សុដន់Khmer
- ಮೊಲೆ, ಸ್ತನKannada
- 乳房, 가슴, 유방Korean
- سنگ, çiçik, مهمک, دڵKurdish
- көкүрөк, эмчекKyrgyz
- mamma, pectusLatin
- ຕູ້, ຊວງLao
- гради, града, дојкаMacedonian
- മുല, സ്തനംMalayalam
- tetek, payudara, susu, dadaMalay
- tas-sider, siderMaltese
- နို့, ရင်, ရင်ဘတ်Burmese
- pupp, brystNorwegian
- borst, borststukDutch
- pupp, brystNorwegian Nynorsk
- bryst, bringeNorwegian
- -be’Navajo, Navaho
- biust, pierśPolish
- peito, peitos, seio, coraçãoPortuguese
- pet, pèzRomansh
- piept, sânRomanian
- грудь, пе́рси, дойка, сиська, сердце, ти́тьки, буфер, грудка, грудиRussian
- čižžiNorthern Sami
- груди, prsa, сиса, sisa, прса, grudiSerbo-Croatian
- dojka, prsiSlovene
- bröst, bringaSwedish
- స్తనము, చన్ను, రొమ్ముTelugu
- пистон, синаTajik
- määme, göwüs, emjekTurkmen
- meme, göğüsTurkish
- ими, түш, күкрәкTatar
- يېلىنUyghur, Uighur
- грудь, грудиUkrainian
- پستان, چهاتيUrdu
- bagʻir, emchakUzbek
- gokablötot, koturablötot, dindunablötot, blöt, fasanablötot, pijunablötot, pijunülablötot, -blötotVolapük
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