What does bust mean?

Definitions for bustbʌst

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  2. female chest, bust(noun)

    the chest of a woman

  3. bust(noun)

    a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

  4. bust, tear, binge, bout(adj)

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

  5. broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke(verb)

    lacking funds

    "`skint' is a British slang term"

  6. break, bust(verb)

    ruin completely

    "He busted my radio!"

  7. raid, bust(verb)

    search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

    "The police raided the crack house"

  8. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

  9. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart(verb)

    go to pieces

    "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

  10. burst, bust(verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    "The dam burst"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bust(noun)

    a piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast

  2. Bust(noun)

    the portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body


  1. Bust

    BUST Magazine is a women's pop culture magazine that is published bi-monthly by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bust

    bust, n. a sculpture representing the head and breast of a person: the upper part of the human body, a woman's bosom.—adj. Bust′ed, breasted: adorned with busts. [Fr. buste; It. and Sp. busto.]

  2. Bust

    bust, n. and v. a vulgar form of Burst.—n. Bust′er, something large: a frolic: (slang) a roisterer.

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  2. BUST

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Anagrams for bust »

  1. BTUs

  2. Buts

  3. Tubs


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bust in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kay Koble:

    It's always boom or bust - Cushing is strictly an oil town.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I love to buy bad contracts when key people go bust and I make those contracts good.

  3. Van Assche:

    We're cutting costs in every way, shape and form that we can, this boom and bust thing has been a lot of fun.

  4. Leland Miller:

    Previous boom-bust cycles in Chinese stocks have also shown little or no connection to (apparent) economic performance.

  5. Tokyo University:

    Companies which take such steps at the cost of competitiveness would probably go bust even before the next disaster occurs.

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Translations for bust

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • бюст, разбивам, арестувам, счупвамBulgarian
  • bustCatalan, Valencian
  • bysta, bustaCzech
  • Büste, einlochenGerman
  • μπούστοGreek
  • busto, fiasco, reventarSpanish
  • مجسمه نیم تنهPersian
  • pysti, ratsia, pidättää, rintakuva, pidätys, rikkoa, poviFinnish
  • buste, arrestation, niquer, éclater, prendre la main dans le sac, choper, arrêter, prendre sur le fait, pincer, attraper, fiasco, bouzillerFrench
  • mellszoborHungarian
  • կիսանդրիArmenian
  • bustoIdo
  • brjóstmyndIcelandic
  • irruzione, rompere, busto, arresto, attaccare, scoppiare, sgamare, far scoppiare, acciuffare, fiasco, sfasciare, fare irruzioneItalian
  • 胸像, 乳房, 半身像Japanese
  • 흉상, 앞가슴Korean
  • bysteNorwegian
  • betrappen, buste, flop, arrestatie, vatten, barsten, fiasco, borstbeeld, razzia, oppakken, breken, bij de lurven pakkenDutch
  • bysteNorwegian Nynorsk
  • pierś, klapa, fiasko, popiersie, nalotPolish
  • bustoPortuguese
  • женская грудь, рейд, бюст, налёт, облаваRussian
  • bista, бистаSerbo-Croatian
  • bystSwedish

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