What does chest mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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


  1. chest(Noun)

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

    The clothes are kept in a chest.

  2. chest(Noun)

    A coffin.

  3. chest(Noun)

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

    You can take the money from the chest.

  4. chest(Noun)

    A chest of drawers.

  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.

  6. chest(Noun)

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

    He scored with a chest into the goal.

  7. chest(Verb)

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

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Chest(noun)

    a coffin

  3. Chest(noun)

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

  4. Chest(noun)

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

  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

  6. Chest(verb)

    to deposit in a chest; to hoard

  7. Chest(verb)

    to place in a coffin

  8. Chest(noun)

    strife; contention; controversy

  9. Origin: [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.]

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?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say chest in sign language?

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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. Ashley Campbell:

    I had to get it off my chest.

  2. Kevin Larrabee:

    I just thought I had the chest of a fat kid.

  3. Cometan:

    I am but a single coin in a chest of billions.

  4. Le Corbusier:

    The home should be the treasure chest of living.

  5. Jeb Bush:

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

Images & Illustrations of chest

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