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bosom


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bosom  \Bos"om\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  bosom. 
 
  2.  Intimate;  confidential;  familiar;  trusted;  cherished; 
  beloved;  as  a  bosom  friend. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bosom  \Bos"om\  (b[oo^]z"[u^]m),  n.  [AS.  b?sm;  akin  to  D.  bozem, 
  Fries.  b?sm,  OHG.  puosum  G.  busen,  and  prob.  E.  bough.] 
  1.  The  breast  of  a  human  being  the  part  between  the  arms, 
  to  which  anything  is  pressed  when  embraced  by  them 
 
  You  must  prepare  your  bosom  for  his  knife.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  breast,  considered  as  the  seat  of  the  passions, 
  affections,  and  operations  of  the  mind;  consciousness; 
  secret  thoughts. 
 
  Tut,  I  am  in  their  bosoms,  and  I  know  Wherefore  they 
  do  it  --Shak. 
 
  If  I  covered  my  transgressions  as  Adam,  by  hiding  my 
  iniquity  in  my  bosom.  --Job  xxxi. 
  33. 
 
  3.  Embrace;  loving  or  affectionate  inclosure;  fold. 
 
  Within  the  bosom  of  that  church.  --Hooker. 
 
  4.  Any  thing  or  place  resembling  the  breast;  a  supporting 
  surface;  an  inner  recess;  the  interior;  as  the  bosom  of 
  the  earth.  ``The  bosom  of  the  ocean.''  --Addison. 
 
  5.  The  part  of  the  dress  worn  upon  the  breast;  an  article,  or 
  a  portion  of  an  article,  of  dress  to  be  worn  upon  the 
  breast;  as  the  bosom  of  a  shirt;  a  linen  bosom. 
 
  He  put  his  hand  into  his  bosom:  and  when  he  took  it 
  out  behold,  his  hand  was  leprous  as  snow.  --Ex.  iv 
  6. 
 
  6.  Inclination;  desire.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  7.  A  depression  round  the  eye  of  a  millstone.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bosom  \Bos"om\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bosomed}  (-[u^]md);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Bosoming}.] 
  1.  To  inclose  or  carry  in  the  bosom;  to  keep  with  care  to 
  take  to  heart;  to  cherish. 
 
  Bosom  up  my  counsel,  You'll  find  it  wholesome. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  conceal;  to  hide  from  view;  to  embosom. 
 
  To  happy  convents  bosomed  deep  in  vines.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bosom 
  adj  :  very  close  in  friendship  or  affection;  "a  bosom  buddy";  "an 
  intimate  friendship"  [syn:  {bosom(a)},  {intimate}] 
  n  1:  (archaic)  the  chest  considered  as  the  place  where  secret 
  thoughts  are  kept;  "his  bosom  was  bursting  with  the 
  secret" 
  2:  a  person's  breast  or  chest 
  3:  cloth  that  covers  the  chest  or  breasts 
  4:  a  close  affectionate  and  protective  acceptance;  "his  willing 
  embrace  of  new  ideas";  "in  the  bosom  of  the  family"  [syn: 
  {embrace}] 
  5:  the  locus  of  feelings  and  intuitions;  "in  your  heart  you 
  know  it  is  true";  "her  story  would  melt  your  bosom"  [syn: 
  {heart}] 
  6:  either  of  two  soft  fleshy  milk-secreting  glandular  organs  on 
  the  chest  of  a  woman  [syn:  {breast},  {knocker},  {boob},  {tit}, 
  {titty}] 
  v  1:  hide  in  one's  bosom:  "She  bosomed  his  letters" 
  2:  hug,  usually  with  fondness;  "Hug  me  please";  "They 
  embraced"  [syn:  {embrace},  {hug},  {squeeze}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bosom 
  In  the  East  objects  are  carried  in  the  bosom  which  Europeans 
  carry  in  the  pocket.  To  have  in  one's  bosom  indicates  kindness, 
  secrecy,  or  intimacy  (Gen.  16:5;  2  Sam.  12:8).  Christ  is  said  to 
  have  been  in  "the  bosom  of  the  Father,"  i.e.,  he  had  the  most 
  perfect  knowledge  of  the  Father,  had  the  closest  intimacy  with 
  him  (John  1:18).  John  (13:23)  was  "leaning  on  Jesus'  bosom"  at 
  the  last  supper.  Our  Lord  carries  his  lambs  in  his  bosom,  i.e., 
  has  a  tender,  watchful  care  over  them  (Isa.  40:11). 
 




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