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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breast  \Breast\  (br[e^]st),  n.  [OE.  brest,  breost,  As 
  bre['o]st;  akin  to  Icel.  brj[=o]st,  Sw  br["o]st,  Dan.  bryst, 
  Goth.  brusts  OS  briost  D.  borst,  G.  brust.] 
  1.  The  fore  part  of  the  body,  between  the  neck  and  the  belly; 
  the  chest;  as  the  breast  of  a  man  or  of  a  horse. 
 
  2.  Either  one  of  the  protuberant  glands,  situated  on  the 
  front  of  the  chest  or  thorax  in  the  female  of  man  and  of 
  some  other  mammalia,  in  which  milk  is  secreted  for  the 
  nourishment  of  the  young;  a  mamma;  a  teat. 
 
  My  brother,  that  sucked  the  breasts  of  my  mother. 
  --Cant.  viii. 
  1. 
 
  3.  Anything  resembling  the  human  breast,  or  bosom;  the  front 
  or  forward  part  of  anything  as  a  chimney  breast;  a  plow 
  breast;  the  breast  of  a  hill. 
 
  Mountains  on  whose  barren  breast  The  laboring  clouds 
  do  often  rest.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  (Mining) 
  a  The  face  of  a  coal  working. 
  b  The  front  of  a  furnace. 
 
  5.  The  seat  of  consciousness;  the  repository  of  thought  and 
  self-consciousness,  or  of  secrets;  the  seat  of  the 
  affections  and  passions;  the  heart. 
 
  He  has  a  loyal  breast.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  The  power  of  singing;  a  musical  voice;  --  so  called 
  probably,  from  the  connection  of  the  voice  with  the  lungs, 
  which  lie  within  the  breast.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  my  troth,  the  fool  has  an  excellent  breast. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Breast  drill},  a  portable  drilling  machine,  provided  with  a 
  breastplate,  for  forcing  the  drill  against  the  work 
 
  {Breast  pang}.  See  {Angina  pectoris},  under  {Angina}. 
 
  {To  make  a  clean  breast},  to  disclose  the  secrets  which  weigh 
  upon  one  to  make  full  confession. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breast  \Breast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.{Breasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Breasting}.] 
  To  meet  with  the  breast;  to  struggle  with  or  oppose 
  manfully;  as  to  breast  the  storm  or  waves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brest  \Brest\,  Breast  \Breast\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  A  torus.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breast 
  n  1:  the  front  part  of  the  trunk  from  the  neck  to  the  abdomen; 
  "he  beat  his  breast  in  anger" 
  2:  either  of  two  soft  fleshy  milk-secreting  glandular  organs  on 
  the  chest  of  a  woman  [syn:  {bosom},  {knocker},  {boob},  {tit}, 
  {titty}] 
  3:  meat  carved  from  the  breast  of  a  fowl  [syn:  {white  meat}] 
  v  1:  meet  at  breast  level:  "The  runner  breasted  the  tape" 
  2:  reach  the  summit:  "They  breasted  the  mountain" 
  3:  confront  bodily;  "breast  the  storm"  [syn:  {front}] 




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