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BREAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does breast mean? 

BREAST (noun)
  The noun BREAST has 3 senses:

1. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
2. either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
3. meat carved from the breast of a fowl

  Familiarity information: BREAST used as a noun is uncommon.


BREAST (verb)
  The verb BREAST has 3 senses:

1. meet at breast level
2. reach the summit
3. confront bodily

  Familiarity information: BREAST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BREAST (noun)


Sense 1breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

he beat his breast in anger

Hypernyms ("breast" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "breast"):

bosom (a person's breast or chest)

Holonyms ("breast" is a part of...):

chest; pectus; thorax (the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates)


Sense 2breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

titty; tit; breast; boob; knocker; bosom

Hypernyms ("breast" is a kind of...):

mamma; mammary gland (milk-secreting organ of female mammals)

Meronyms (parts of "breast"):

lactiferous duct (ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple)

areola; ring of color (small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite)

Holonyms ("breast" is a part of...):

adult female body; woman's body (the body of an adult woman)


Sense 3breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meat carved from the breast of a fowl

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

white meat; breast

Hypernyms ("breast" is a kind of...):

helping; portion; serving (an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal)

Holonyms ("breast" is a part of...):

chicken; poulet; volaille (the flesh of a chicken used for food)

turkey (flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted)


BREAST (verb)


Sense 1breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meet at breast level

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The runner breasted the tape

Hypernyms (to "breast" is one way to...):

converge; meet (be adjacent or come together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach the summit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

They breasted the mountain

Hypernyms (to "breast" is one way to...):

arrive at; attain; gain; hit; make; reach (reach a destination, either real or abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3breast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confront bodily

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

front; breast

Context example:

breast the storm

Hypernyms (to "breast" is one way to...):

confront; face (oppose, as in hostility or a competition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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