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bosom

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noun bos·om \ ˈbu̇-zəm also ˈbü- \

Definition of bosom

1 a :the human chest and especially the front part of the chest
  • hugged the child to his bosom
b :a woman's breasts regarded especially as a single feature
  • a woman with an ample bosom
; also :breast
  • a woman's bosoms
2 a :the chest conceived of as the seat of the emotions and intimate feelings
  • a story you will take to your bosom
b :the security and intimacy of or like that of being hugged to someone's bosom
  • the bosom of her family
3 :the part of a garment that covers the chest or the breasts

Examples of bosom in a Sentence

  1. He clutched the flowers to his bosom.

  2. He never spoke of his childhood as an orphan, but kept dark memories of those days in his bosom.

  3. The shirt has a plain color and ruffles at the bosom.

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Origin and Etymology of bosom

Middle English, from Old English bōsm; akin to Old High German buosam bosom

bosom Synonyms


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bosom

verb

Definition of bosom

transitive verb
1 :to enclose in or as if in an embrace
  • a Gothic, moss-grown structure, half bosomed in trees
  • —T. L. Peacock
2 :to enclose or carry in the bosom (see 1bosom)
  • she bosomed her letter
  • —E. P. O'Donnell

Examples of bosom in a Sentence

  1. bosomed by overgrown shrubbery, the abandoned cottage seemed like the ideal place for an afternoon tryst

Origin and Etymology of bosom

see 1bosom


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bosom

adjective

Definition of bosom

:close, intimate
  • bosom friends

Examples of bosom in a Sentence

  1. promised to remain bosom friends for the rest of their lives

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Origin and Etymology of bosom

see 1bosom


BOSOM Defined for English Language Learners

bosom

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noun

Definition of bosom for English Language Learners

  • : a person's chest

  • : a person's chest when it is thought of as the place where secret thoughts and feelings are kept

  • : a woman's breasts


bosom

adjective

Definition of bosom for English Language Learners

  • : very close : very dear


BOSOM Defined for Kids

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bosom

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noun bos·om \ ˈbu̇z-əm \

Definition of bosom for Students

1 :the front of the human chest
2 :the breasts of a woman

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bosom

adjective

Definition of bosom for Students

:very close
  • bosom friends


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