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Breast - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Breast' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Breast [ n.]
- The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.
- 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.
- 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.
- The face of a coal working.
- The front of a furnace.
- The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart.
- The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast.
- A torus.
2 . Breast [ v. t.]
- To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.

Meaning of 'Breast' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . breast [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
Example in sentence:
  • he beat his breast in anger
2 . breast [ v]
Meaning (2):
- confront bodily
Example in sentence:
  • breast the storm
Meaning (3):
- reach the summit (of a mountain)
Example in sentence:
  • Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit;
  • They breasted the mountain
Meaning (4):
- meet at breast level
Example in sentence:
  • The runner breasted the tape