My breast heaved with emotion.
a bird with an orange breast
I ordered the grilled breast of chicken.
a few slices of turkey breast
Do you prefer a breast or a leg? Verb
I was at the race's finish line to see the winner breast the tape. breasted the diagnosis of cancer with fortitude and optimismSee More
Recent Examples on the Web
One of our top breast pumps, the Elvie Stride, is nearly $70 off, while the Willow 3.0 Wearable Breast Pump is $125 off.—Lauren Levy, Parents, 24 Nov. 2023 The wrongful termination lawsuit was brought by Dr. Benjamin Neel, a cancer biologist whose laboratory at NYU Langone conducts research on breast cancer, ovarian cancer and treatments for leukemia.—Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Dear Amy: During the pandemic, I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.—Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 In late June, a representative for the Duchess of York told PEOPLE she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer at a prescheduled mammogram and underwent surgery.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Remove the fatback, increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees, and continue roasting for 1 hour to brown the breast.—The Editors, Field & Stream, 23 Nov. 2023 Explore See latest videos, charts and news Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicole Roberts and Cheryl revealed that their world tour will be in celebration of the group’s late fifth member, Sarah Harding, who died after a battle with breast cancer in 2021.—Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2023 But unfortunately, the female breast is still attracting a lot of criticism in 2023, especially on social media.—Lea Hüttinger, Glamour, 20 Nov. 2023 Marie-Céleste, who was hoping her breast cancer was in remission, played nurse, attending to my parents’ every need.—Lucy Sante, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023
Duck is presented two ways, legs deboned and braised and breasts dry-aged and crisped, and paired with a black garlic sauce, mushroom jus and scallion oil.—Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 21 July 2023 Here’s an easy pot sticker recipe that can be made with pigeon or any number of other game meats.
8 pigeons, breasted¼ cup ginger, minced
2 eggs, beaten
1 head Napa cabbage, sliced
2 bunches of scallions, thinly sliced
2 carrots, julienned
2 Tbsp.—Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, 30 Apr. 2020 On Plum Island, there were 16 Northern shovelers, eight red-grebes, two rough-legged hawks, and a yellow-breasted chat.—BostonGlobe.com, 23 Dec. 2019 Few people pluck snows, and the birds are typically breasted.—Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, 2 Apr. 2020 From the menswear brand's Winter 2019 collection, the monochrome look consisted of a double-breasted jacket over a matching shirt, skinny tie, and trousers.—Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Sep. 2019 In fact, business suits with ties were few and far between on Milan runways, while jackets took on an array of shapes beyond the traditional notched lapel or double-breasted looks.—Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 Sandwiched in between her husband and her son, Victoria grounded the trio of tailored looks in a white double-breasted ensemble which was deliberately oversized.—Christian Allaire, Vogue, 4 Sep. 2019 The black pleated pants, the black bell sleeve turtleneck sweater, and the gingham plaid double breasted coat.—Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, 7 Nov. 2019 See More
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Middle English brest, from Old English brēost; akin to Old High German brust breast, Old Irish brú belly, Russian bryukho
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1