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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.

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. Peter Crane:

    Institutions … continue to build cash at a feverish pace, no war chest is big enough for the coronavirus.

  2. Noah Kaufman:

    Even if I’m not convinced that it could kill your kid, you need to be really careful because it could make them really sick, it needs to be locked up away in a medicine chest because it can cause seizures. It can cause real big problems in kids that can lead to other problems.

  3. Heidi Liu:

    Stand in front of a chair. Chest up, core tight and square your pelvis.

  4. Shaunna Broadway:

    Things got worse, especially with my oldest one. He started to complain of chest pains and not being able to breathe, and his chest started swelling.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    This was not just,' Getting something off my chest.' This will have lingering effects.

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