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. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Using sacred Islam's name, exploiting it, this terrorist group which spills Muslim blood has gone as far as attacking the town where the mosque and blessed remains of our Prophet are located, daesh is a dagger plunged into the chest of Muslims. Whoever gives support to this group, whether out of sectarian fanaticism or another motive, commits the same sin.

  2. Megan Kingston:

    I go to bed early and the next morning, I woke up with a 102-degree fever. I went to my respiratory clinic and was swabbed for COVID and had a chest X-ray, which showed I had double pneumonia. They started me on antibiotics and sent me home. They called me back two days later for the swab results. I had tested positive for COVID. I ended up in the hospital that night.

  3. Christian Ellis:

    It's gonna feel like you had a professional baseball player hit you in the chest with a hammer, so it is going to hurt, there is a possibility that this could kill you, but it is very slight when you compare that to a bullet.

  4. Patrick Gore:

    Even though Charlie Capalbo was n’t feeling well, I know Charlie Capalbo never used it as an excuse ; Charlie Capalbo wanted to be on the ice and give Charlie Capalbo best effort, charlie Capalbo’s got that fighting mentality, that will-to-win mentality. Capalbo’s mother told the news outlet she suspects her son was downplaying his symptoms so he could continue to represent his team on the ice. After losing in the state tournament, Charlie Capalbo returned to the initial physician’s office, and Charlie Capalbo father, Anthony, demanded blood work and a chest X-ray for his son, the CT Post reported. CANCER RESEARCHER-TURNED-PATIENT STARTS FACEBOOK GROUP TO TACKLE COMPLEX WORLD OF CLINICAL TRIALS The tests detected a large mass growing in Capalbo’s chest, and the next day Charlie Capalbo arrived at Yale-New Haven Hospital for a series of tests to determine whether the cancer had spread and to formulate a 32-month treatment plan, according to the report.

  5. Utah Rep. Ben McAdams:

    I am at home, feeling about as sick as I've ever been, it's really labored breathing, I feel like I have a belt around my chest that's really tight. When I cough, my muscles are so sore, so I just feel pain every time I cough, which is frequently.

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