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breast

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noun \ˈbrest\

Simple Definition of breast

  • : either one of the two soft parts on a woman's chest that produce milk when she has a baby

  • : the front part of a person's body between the neck and the stomach

  • : the chest thought of as the place where emotions are felt

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of breast

  1. 1 :  either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult human females and some other mammals; also :  either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest especially when enlarged

  2. 2 a :  the fore or ventral part of the body between the neck and the abdomen b :  the part of an article of clothing covering the breast

  3. 3 :  the seat of emotion and thought :  bosom

  4. 4 a :  something (as a front, swelling, or curving part) resembling a breast b :  face 6

breasted play \ˈbres-təd\ adjective

Examples of breast in a sentence

  1. My breast heaved with emotion.

  2. a bird with an orange breast

  3. I ordered the grilled breast of chicken.

  4. a few slices of turkey breast

  5. Do you prefer a breast or a leg?



Origin of breast

Middle English brest, from Old English brēost; akin to Old High German brust breast, Old Irish brú belly, Russian bryukho


First Known Use: before 12th century


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breast

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Simple Definition of breast

  • : to push against or move through (something) with your chest forward

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of breast

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to contend with resolutely :  confront <breasting the waves>

  3. 2 chiefly British :  climb, ascend

  4. 3 :  to thrust the chest against <the sprinter breasted the tape>

Examples of breast in a sentence

  1. I was at the race's finish line to see the winner breast the tape.

  2. <breasted the diagnosis of cancer with fortitude and optimism>



1599

First Known Use of breast

1599



BREAST Defined for Kids

breast

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noun \ˈbrest\

Definition of breast for Students

  1. 1 :  either of the two enlarged soft parts on a woman's chest that contain a gland that produces milk when she has a baby

  2. 2 :  the front part of the body between the neck and the stomach <He held the treasure to his breast.>

  3. 3 :  the front part of a bird's body below the neck

breasted \ˈbre-stəd\ adjective <a red-breasted bird>



Medical Dictionary

breast

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noun \ˈbrest\

Medical Definition of breast

  1. 1:  either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult females of humans and some other mammals; also :  either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest especially when enlarged

  2. 2:  the fore or ventral part of the body between the neck and the abdomen





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