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Etymology

From Old English brēost, from Proto-Germanic

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
breast

Plural
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  1. Either of the two fleshy organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men.
    Tanya's breasts grew alarmingly during pregnancy.
  2. The chest, or front of the human thorax.
    The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast,
    For he heard the loud bassoon.
    — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  3. A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  4. The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
    She kindled hope in the breast of all who heard her.
  5. The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
    The robin has a red breast.
  6. A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast.
    Would you like breast or wing?

Synonyms

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Verb

Infinitive
to breast

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to breast (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
    He breasted the hill and saw the town before him.

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