Definition of Bosom

1. Noun. The chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept. "His bosom was bursting with the secret"

Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Concealment, Privacy, Privateness, Secrecy

2. Verb. Hide in one's bosom. "She bosomed his letters"
Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide

3. Noun. A person's breast or chest.
Generic synonyms: Breast, Chest
Derivative terms: Bosomy

4. Verb. Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness. "Sam cannot bosom Sue "; "He hugged her close to him"
Exact synonyms: Embrace, Hug, Squeeze
Generic synonyms: Clasp
Specialized synonyms: Clinch, Cuddle, Interlock, Lock
Derivative terms: Embrace, Embracement, Embracing, Hug, Hugger, Hugging

5. Noun. Cloth that covers the chest or breasts.
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Group relationships: Garment

6. Noun. A close affectionate and protective acceptance. "In the bosom of the family"
Exact synonyms: Embrace
Generic synonyms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal
Derivative terms: Embrace

7. Noun. The locus of feelings and intuitions. "Her story would melt your bosom"
Exact synonyms: Heart
Generic synonyms: Hunch, Intuition, Suspicion

8. Noun. Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman.
Exact synonyms: Boob, Breast, Knocker, Tit, Titty
Group relationships: Adult Female Body, Woman's Body
Terms within: Lactiferous Duct, Areola, Ring Of Color
Generic synonyms: Mamma, Mammary Gland
Derivative terms: Bosomy

Definition of Bosom

1. n. The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the bosom.

3. v. t. To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.

Definition of Bosom

1. Noun. (context: somewhat dated) The breast or chest of a human (or sometimes of another animal). (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The seat of one's inner thoughts, feelings etc.; one's secret feelings; desire. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

3. Noun. The protected interior or inner part of something; the area enclosed as by an embrace. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The part of a dress etc. covering the chest; a neckline. ¹

5. Noun. (context: in the plural) A woman's breasts. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Adjective. In a very close relationship. ¹

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Definition of Bosom

1. to embrace [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: embrace

Medical Definition of Bosom

1. 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) Origin: Bosomed; Bosoming. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bosom

bosom (current term)
bosom buddy
bosom friend
bosom of Abraham

Literary usage of Bosom

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1. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore, Alfred Denis Godley (1910)
"Rest, dear bosom, no sorrows shall pain thee, Sighs of pleasure alone shalt thou ... Wearily every bosom pineth, Wearily, oh ! Where the bond of slavery ..."

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