breast

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1breast

noun \ˈbrest\

: 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

Full Definition of BREAST

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
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
:  the seat of emotion and thought :  bosom
4
a :  something (as a front, swelling, or curving part) resembling a breast
b :  face 6
breast·ed \ˈbres-təd\ adjective

Examples of BREAST

  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

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2breast

verb

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

Full Definition of BREAST

transitive verb
1
:  to contend with resolutely :  confront <breasting the waves>
2
chiefly British :  climb, ascend
3
:  to thrust the chest against <the sprinter breasted the tape>

Examples of BREAST

  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>

First Known Use of BREAST

1599

breast

noun \ˈbrest\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BREAST

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

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