What does chest mean?

Definitions for chest
tʃɛstchest

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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

Wiktionary

  1. chestnoun

    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. chestnoun

    A coffin.

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

  3. chestnoun

    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. chestnoun

    A chest of drawers.

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

  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.

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

  6. chestnoun

    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. chestverb

    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. Chestnoun

    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. Chestnoun

    a coffin

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

  3. Chestnoun

    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. Chestnoun

    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. 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

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

  6. Chestverb

    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. Chestverb

    to place in a coffin

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

  8. Chestnoun

    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

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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. Roger Zelazny:

    Some natural skepticism as to the purity of all human motives came and sat upon my chest...

  2. James Litton:

    I was just filled with happiness. My chest was bursting with joy realizing that we had survived. We're alive! We're alive!

  3. Robert Pavlik:

    I don't think a trade war is going to be inevitable, i think (the president is) posturing, I think he's chest-pounding, I think he's doing exactly what he thinks he got elected to do.

  4. 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.

  5. Gore Vidal:

    There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.

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