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Bosom - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bosom' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bosom [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to the bosom.
- Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.
2 . Bosom [ n.]
- The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
- The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts.
- Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.
- Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth.
- 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.
- Inclination; desire.
- A depression round the eye of a millstone.
3 . Bosom [ v. t.]
- To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.
- To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.

Meaning of 'Bosom' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bosom [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the locus of feelings and intuitions
Example in sentence:
  • her story would melt your bosom;
  • in your heart you know it is true
Meaning (2):
- the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
Example in sentence:
  • his bosom was bursting with the secret
Meaning (3):
- a close affectionate and protective acceptance
Example in sentence:
  • his willing embrace of new ideas;
  • in the bosom of the family
4 . bosom [ v]
Meaning (4):
- hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Example in sentence:
  • He hugged her close to him;
  • Hug me, please;
  • They embraced
Meaning (5):
- hide in one's bosom
Example in sentence:
  • She bosomed his letters