What does chest mean?

Definitions for chest
tʃɛstchest

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chest.

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. Kate Bedingfield:

    Joe BidenBiden need to compete with the war chest that President Trump, the RNC, and their right-wing allies have amassed, and this will go a long way in ensuring that Joe BidenBiden can fund the grassroots efforts in key battleground states that will be necessary to win this November.

  2. Gabe Klein:

    Lyft had a lot of hiccups and is missing an opportunity, it's been surprising. You'd think a tech company with the war chest that Lyft has would have an easier time of this.

  3. Eszter Vamos:

    Research shows that in addition to severe chest infections, flu may also lead to heart attacks and strokes, most severe influenza complications occur in the elderly and people who suffer from long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma.

  4. Greg Wiener:

    Masai Ujiri didn't hit Masai Ujiri in the face, Masai Ujiri shoved Masai Ujiri in the chest, masai Ujiri was excited Masai Ujiri team just won, Masai Ujiri wanted to get on the court.

  5. Christopher Willingham:

    Through all of her treatment, and despite the pain she was in, her temperament never changed. - Cpl. Juan Rodriguez There were no human casualties during Lucca’s bomb-sniffing patrols. Her career ended in March 2012 when she lost her leg and suffered chest burns from a bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Cpl. Juan Rodriguez, who was her handler at the time, stayed by her side throughout each step of Lucca’s recovery. The explosion was huge and I immediately feared the worst for Lucca, i ran to her and saw her struggling to get up. I picked her up and ran to the shelter of a nearby tree line, applied a tourniquet to her injured leg and called the medics to collect us.

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