What does chest mean?

Definitions for chest
tʃɛstchest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thorax, chest, pectus(noun)

    the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

  2. chest(noun)

    box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

  3. breast, chest(noun)

    the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

    "he beat his breast in anger"

  4. chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dresser(noun)

    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Wiktionary

  1. chest(Noun)

    A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid.

    The clothes are kept in a chest.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  2. chest(Noun)

    A coffin.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  3. chest(Noun)

    The place in which public money is kept; a treasury.

    You can take the money from the chest.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  4. chest(Noun)

    A chest of drawers.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  5. chest(Noun)

    The portion of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals.

    She had a sudden pain in her chest.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  6. chest(Noun)

    A hit or blow made with one's chest (front of the body)

    He scored with a chest into the goal.

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

  7. chest(Verb)

    To hit with one's chest (front of one's body)

    Etymology: From cest, from kistā, from cista, from κίστη. Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chest(noun)

    a large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  2. Chest(noun)

    a coffin

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  3. Chest(noun)

    the part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  4. Chest(noun)

    a case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  5. Chest(noun)

    a tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  6. Chest(verb)

    to deposit in a chest; to hoard

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  7. Chest(verb)

    to place in a coffin

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

  8. Chest(noun)

    strife; contention; controversy

    Etymology: [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]

Freebase

  1. Chest

    The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. It is sometimes referred to as the thorax or the bosom.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chest

    chest, n. a large strong box: the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, the thorax.—adj. Chest′ed, having a chest: placed in a chest.—n. Chest′-note, in singing or speaking, a deep note, the lowest sound of the voice. [A.S. cyst; Scot. kist—L. cista—Gr. kistē.]

Editors Contribution

  1. chest

    A facet of the body of a human being or animal from the neck to the waist.

    The chest of a male is different to the chest of a female.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2760

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2373

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chest' in Nouns Frequency: #1115

How to pronounce chest?

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How to say chest in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of chest in a Sentence

  1. Joe Navarro:

    You may see him crumble into an embryo position, crossing his arms across his chest in a self hug, bringing his knees up, that's unfortunate but probably to be expected of somebody his age.

  2. Joel Salinas:

    I felt this subtle sensation in my chest and this rising kind of feeling in the shoulders. I recommended a CT scan just to be sure and it later showed she had a blood clot in her lungs, i wouldn’t have been able to pick up on that if it wasn’t for the mirror-touch.

  3. Alecia Phonesavanh:

    He's in the burn unit. We go up to see him and his whole face is ripped open. He has a big cut on his chest.

  4. Pierre Elias:

    If you were intubating a patient, if you're doing chest compressions on the patient, or if you know, the patient was breathing very hard or very difficult for a reason that all of that is producing droplets into the air... that's very, very high risk.

  5. God Jen:

    I felt so many things, it just took my breath away. My heart was just up in my chest and I just couldn’t believe what was happening.

Images & Illustrations of chest

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