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Breast

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Breastn. [OE. brest, breost, As. breóst; akin to Icel. brj, Sw. bröst, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.].
  •  The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mountains on whose barren breast
    The laboring clouds do often rest.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The face of a coal working.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart.  [1913 Webster]
    "He has a loyal breast."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast.  [1913 Webster]
    "By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast."  [1913 Webster]
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.
Breastv. t. 
     To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.  [1913 Webster]
    "The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer."  [1913 Webster]
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.
Breastn. 
     A torus.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Breast, n. & v.
--n.
1 a either of two milk-secreting organs on the upper front of a woman's body. b the corresponding usu. rudimentary part of a man's body.
2 a the upper front part of a human body; the chest. b the corresponding part of an animal.
3 the part of a garment that covers the breast.
4 the breast as a source of nourishment or emotion.
--v.tr.
1 face, meet in full opposition (breast the wind).
2 contend with (breast it out against difficulties).
3 reach the top of (a hill).

Idiom
breast-feed (past and past part. -fed) feed (a baby) from the breast. breast-high as high as the breast; submerged to the breast. breast-pin a brooch etc. worn on the breast. breast-stroke a stroke made while swimming on the breast by extending arms forward and sweeping them back in unison. breast the tape see TAPE. make a clean breast of confess fully.
Derivative
breasted adj. (also in comb.). breastless adj.
Etymology
OE breost f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Breast

Chateaubriand, affront, antagonize, bag, ballocks, balls, basket, battle, beard, beat against, beat up against, being, blade roast, bones, boob, boobs, bosom, brave, breast the wave, breasts, bring before, bring forward, bring up, brisket, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, bust, center of life, cervix, challenge, chest, chicken foot, chuck, chuck roast, clitoris, clod, close with, cod, cods, cold cuts, combat, compete with, confront, confront with, contend against, contest, core, crop, cullions, dare, dark meat, defy, drumstick, dug, encounter, envisage, esoteric reality, esprit, face, face with, family jewels, female organs, fight, fight against, filet mignon, flank, front, genitalia, genitals, giblets, gonads, grapple with, guts, heart, heart of hearts, heartstrings, inmost heart, inmost soul, inner man, inner nature, innermost being, inside, join battle with, knocker, knockers, knuckle, labia, labia majora, labia minora, labor against, lay before, leg, lingam, lips, loin, male organs, mama, mamelon, mamelonation, mamma, mammary gland, mammilla, mammillation, meat, meet, meet squarely, militate against, neck, nenes, nerve center, nipple, nuts, nymphae, offer resistance, ovary, oyster, pap, papilla, penis, phallus, pigeon breast, place before, plate, plate piece, pot roast, present to, private parts, privates, privy parts, pubic hair, pudenda, put it to, quick, rack, reluct, reluctate, reproductive organs, rib roast, ribs, rival, roast, rocks, rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic, secret heart, secret places, set before, sex organs, shank, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, sirloin, soul, spermary, spirit, stem, stem the tide, strive against, struggle against, take on, teat, tenderloin, testes, testicles, thigh, thorax, tit, tits, titties, titty, true being, true inwardness, turkey foot, udder, uterus, vagina, vie with, viscera, vital principle, vitals, vulva, white meat, wing, wishbone, womb, yoni

ROGET THESAURUS

Breast

Opposition

VB oppose, counteract, run counter to, withstand, control, hinder, antagonize, oppugn, fly in the face of, go dead against, kick against, fall afoul of, run afoul of, set against, pit against, face, confront, cope with, make a stand, make a dead set against, set oneself against, set one's face against, protest against, vote against, raise one's voice against, disfavor, turn one's back upon, set at naught, slap in the face, slam the door in one's face, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes, counterwork, countermine, thwart, overthwart, work against, undermine, stem, breast, encounter, stem the tide, breast the tide, stem the current, stem the flood, buffet the waves, beat up against, make head against, grapple with, kick against the pricks, contend, do battle with, do battle against, contradict, contravene, belie, go against, run against, beat against, militate against, come in conflict with, emulate, rival, spoil one's trade.

Affections

N affections, affect, character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone, temper, temperament, diathesis, idiosyncrasy, cast of mind, cast of soul, habit of mind, habit of soul, frame of mind, frame of soul, predilection, turn, natural turn of mind, bent, bias, predisposition, proneness, proclivity, propensity, propenseness, propension, propendency, vein, humor, mood, grain, mettle, sympathy, soul, heart, breast, bosom, inner man, heart's core, heart's strings, heart's blood, heart of hearts, bottom of one's heart, penetralia mentis, secret and inmost recesses of the heart, cockles of one's heart, inmost heart, inmost soul, backbone, passion, pervading spirit, ruling passion, master passion, furore, fullness of the heart, heyday of the blood, flesh and blood, flow of soul, energy, fervor, fire, force, affected, characterized, formed, molded, cast, attempered, tempered, framed, predisposed, prone, inclined, having a bias, tinctured with, imbued with, penetrated with, eaten up with, inborn, inbred, ingrained, deep-rooted, ineffaceable, inveterate, pathoscopic, congenital, dyed in the wool, implanted by nature, inherent, in the grain, affective, in one's heart, at heart, heart and soul, affection is a coal that must be cool'd else suffe.

Interiority

N interiority, inside, interior, interspace, subsoil, substratum, intrados, contents, substance, pith, marrow, backbone, heart, bosom, breast, abdomen, vitals, viscera, entrails, bowels, belly, intestines, guts, chitterings, womb, lap, penetralia, recesses, innermost recesses, cave, interior, internal, inner, inside, inward, intraregarding, inmost, innermost, deep seated, gut, intestine, intestinal, inland, subcutaneous, abdominal, coeliac, endomorphic, interstitial, inwrought, inclosed, home, domestic, indoor, intramural, vernacular, endemic, internally, inwards, within, in, inly, here in, there in, where in, ab intra, withinside, in doors, within doors, at home, in the bosom of one's family.

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).

Intellect

N intellect, mind, understanding, reason, thinking principle, rationality, cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties, faculties, senses, consciousness, observation, percipience, intelligence, intellection, intuition, association of ideas, instinct, conception, judgment, wits, parts, capacity, intellectuality, genius, brains, cognitive powers, intellectual powers, wit, ability, wisdom, Vernunft, Verstand, soul, spirit, ghost, inner man, heart, breast, bosom, penetralia mentis, divina particula aurae, heart's core, the Absolute, psyche, subliminal consciousness, supreme principle, brain, organ of thought, seat of thought, sensorium, sensory, head, headpiece, pate, noddle, noggin, skull, scull, pericranium, cerebrum, cranium, brainpan, sconce, upper story, central processing unit, CPU, arithmetic and logical unit, ALU, metaphysics, psychics, psychology, ideology, mental philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of the mind, pneumatology, phrenology, craniology, cranioscopy, ideality, idealism, transcendentalism, spiritualism, immateriality, universal concept, universal conception, metaphysician, psychologist, intellectual, mental, rational, subjective, metaphysical, nooscopic, spiritual, ghostly, psychical, psychological, cerebral, animastic, brainy, hyperphysical, superphysical, subconscious, subliminal, immaterial, endowed with reason, in petto, ens rationis, frons est animi janua, locos y ninos dicen la verdad, mens sola loco non exulat, my mind is my kingdom, stern men with empires in their brains, the mind, the music breathing from her face, thou living ray of intellectual Fire.


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