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English Dictionary: breast by the DICT Development Group
4 results for breast
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
    Synonym(s): breast, chest
  2. either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    Synonym(s): breast, bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty
  3. meat carved from the breast of a fowl
    Synonym(s): breast, white meat
  4. the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest
  1. meet at breast level; "The runner breasted the tape"
  2. reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
    Synonym(s): summit, breast
  3. confront bodily; "breast the storm"
    Synonym(s): front, breast
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Brest \Brest\, Breast \Breast\, n. (Arch.)
      A torus. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Breast \Breast\ (br[ecr]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As.
      bre[a2]st; akin to Icel. brj[omac]st, Sw. br[94]st, Dan.
      bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.]
      1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly;
            the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.
      2. 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.
                     My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother.
                                                                              --Cant. viii.
      3. 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.
                     Mountains on whose barren breast The laboring clouds
                     do often rest.                                    --Milton.
      4. (Mining)
            (a) The face of a coal working.
            (b) The front of a furnace.
      5. The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and
            self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the
            affections and passions; the heart.
                     He has a loyal breast.                        --Shak.
      6. The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called,
            probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs,
            which lie within the breast. [Obs.]
                     By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast.
      {Breast drill}, a portable drilling machine, provided with a
            breastplate, for forcing the drill against the work.
      {Breast pang}. See {Angina pectoris}, under {Angina}.
      {To make a clean breast}, to disclose the secrets which weigh
            upon one; to make full confession.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Breast \Breast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.{Breasted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose
      manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.
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