breast


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breast \Breast\ (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As.
   bre['o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br["o]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.
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   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.
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            My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother.
                                                  --Cant. viii.
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   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.
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            Mountains on whose barren breast
            The laboring clouds do often rest.    --Milton.
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   4. (Mining)
      (a) The face of a coal working.
      (b) The front of a furnace.
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   5. The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and
      self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the
      affections and passions; the heart.
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            He has a loyal breast.                --Shak.
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   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.]
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            By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast.
                                                  --Shak.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breast \Breast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Breasting.]
   To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose
   manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.
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         The court breasted the popular current by sustaining
         the demurrer.                            --Wirt.
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   To breast up a hedge, to cut the face of it on one side so
      as to lay bare the principal upright stems of the plants.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brest \Brest\, Breast \Breast\, n. (Arch.)
   A torus. [Obs.]
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