A breast



  • Either of the two organs on the front of a female human's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in males.
  • The chest, or front of the human thorax.
  • A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  • The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
  • The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
  • A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork.
  • The front or forward part of anything.
  • The face of a coal working.
  • The front of a furnace.
  • The power of singing; a musical voice.
  • The breaststroke.


  • To push against with the breast; to meet full on, oppose, face.
  • To reach the top (of a hill).
  • To debreast.


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  • From Middle English brest, from Old English brēost, from Proto-West Germanic *breust, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- ("to swell"). Compare West Frisian boarst, Danish bryst, Swedish bröst; cf. also Dutch borst, German Brust.

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