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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bust  \Bust\  (b[u^]st),  n.  [F.  buste,  fr  It  busto;  cf  LL 
  busta,  bustula  box,  of  the  same  origin  as  E.  box  a  case; 
  cf.,  for  the  change  of  meaning,  E.  chest.  See  {Bushel}.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  sculpture  representing  the  upper  part  of  the 
  human  figure,  including  the  head,  shoulders,  and  breast. 
 
  Ambition  sighed:  she  found  it  vain  to  trust  The 
  faithless  column,  and  the  crumbling  bust.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  The  portion  of  the  human  figure  included  between  the  head 
  and  waist,  whether  in  statuary  or  in  the  person;  the  chest 
  or  thorax;  the  upper  part  of  the  trunk  of  the  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bust 
  adj  :  lacking  funds;  "`skint'  is  a  British  slang  term"  [syn:  {broke}, 
  {skint},  {stone-broke},  {stony-broke}] 
  n  1:  a  complete  failure;  "the  play  was  a  dismal  flop"  [syn:  {flop}] 
  2:  a  sculpture  of  the  head  and  shoulders  of  a  person 
  3:  an  occasion  for  heavy  drinking;  "they  went  on  a  bust  that 
  lasted  three  days"  [syn:  {tear},  {bender},  {binge},  {toot}, 
  {booze-up}] 
  v  1:  ruin  completely;  "He  busted  my  radio!"  [syn:  {break}]  [ant: 
  {repair}] 
  2:  make  a  sudden  surprise  attack  on  "The  police  raided  the 
  crack  house"  [syn:  {raid}] 
  3:  separate  or  cause  to  separate  abruptly;  "The  rope  snapped"; 
  "tear  the  paper"  [syn:  {tear},  {rupture},  {snap}] 
  4:  go  to  pieces;  "The  lawn  mower  finally  broke";  "The  gears 
  wore  out";  "The  old  chair  finally  fell  apart  completely" 
  [syn:  {break},  {wear},  {wear  out},  {fall  apart}] 
  5:  break  open  or  apart  suddenly  and  forcefully;  "The  dam  burst" 
  [syn:  {burst}] 




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