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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thorax, chest, pectusnoun

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

  2. chestnoun

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

  3. breast, chestnoun

    the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

    "he beat his breast in anger"

  4. chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dressernoun

    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes


  1. chestnoun

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

    The clothes are kept in a chest.

  2. chestnoun

    A coffin.

  3. chestnoun

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

    You can take the money from the chest.

  4. chestnoun

    A chest of drawers.

  5. chestnoun

    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.

  6. chestnoun

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

    He scored with a chest into the goal.

  7. chestverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHESTnoun

    Etymology: cyst, Sax. cista, Lat.

    He will seek there, on my word: neither press, chest, trunk, well, vault, but he hath an abstract for the remembrance of such places. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    But more have been by avarice opprest,
    And heaps of money crowded in the chest. John Dryden, Juv. Sat.

    Such as have round faces, or broad chests, or shoulders, have seldom or never long necks. Thomas Browne, Vul. Err. b. vii. c. 14.

    He describes another by the largeness of his chest, and breadth of his shoulders. Alexander Pope, Iliad. Notes on the.

  2. To Chestverb

    To reposite in a chest; to hoard.

    Etymology: from the noun.


  1. chest

    The thorax or chest is a part of the anatomy of humans, mammals, and other tetrapod animals located between the neck and the abdomen. In insects, crustaceans, and the extinct trilobites, the thorax is one of the three main divisions of the creature's body, each of which is in turn composed of multiple segments. The human thorax includes the thoracic cavity and the thoracic wall. It contains organs including the heart, lungs, and thymus gland, as well as muscles and various other internal structures. Many diseases may affect the chest, and one of the most common symptoms is chest pain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chestnoun

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

  2. Chestnoun

    a coffin

  3. Chestnoun

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

  4. Chestnoun

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

  5. Chestnoun

    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

  6. Chestverb

    to deposit in a chest; to hoard

  7. Chestverb

    to place in a coffin

  8. Chestnoun

    strife; contention; controversy

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


  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

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  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. Craig Lindsey:

    As soon as I lifted his jersey up and saw the reddened area, I knew we were dealing with an event called commodial coris event, it’s where the heart is in between beats and there is a direct blow to the chest wall.

  2. Mary Ann Hopkins:

    A police officer who had been in trouble many times before pulled him off the ledge of the car, another officer comes around and says he saw an altercation to grab for the officer's gun and shot him in the chest.

  3. Dean Angelo:

    Everyone’s become the expert in policing although they’ve never had a weapon on their hip, they’ve never got into a squad car, they’ve never put a badge on their chest and they never went into a situation when people were running from it but they all have an opinion and they all have a reason and they all have a design on police work.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Jeb Bush:

    I gotta get this off my chest -- Donald Trump is a jerk.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. victimised
    • C. aligned
    • D. disjointed

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