Origin of bosomed
- the breast of a human being.
- the breasts of a woman.
- the part of a garment that covers the breast.
- the breast, conceived of as the center of feelings or emotions.
- something likened to the human breast: the bosom of the earth.
- a state of enclosing intimacy; warm closeness: the bosom of the family.
- of, relating to, or worn on or over the bosom.
- intimate or confidential: a bosom friend.
- to take to the bosom; embrace; cherish.
- to hide from view; conceal.
Origin of bosom
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Examples from the Web for bosomed
- the chest or breast of a person, esp the female breasts
- the part of a woman's dress, coat, etc, that covers the chest
- a protective centre or partthe bosom of the family
- the breast considered as the seat of emotions
- (modifier) very dear; intimatea bosom friend
- to embrace
- to conceal or carry in the bosom
Word Origin and History for bosomed
Old English bosm "breast; womb; surface; ship's hold," from West Germanic *bosm- (cf. Old Frisian bosm, Old Saxon bosom, Middle Dutch boesem, Dutch boezem, Old High German buosam, German Busen "bosom, breast"), perhaps from PIE root *bhou- "to grow, swell," or *bhaghus "arm" (in which case the primary notion would be "enclosure formed by the breast and the arms"). Narrowed meaning "a woman's breasts" is from 1959; but bosomy "big-breasted" is from 1928. Bosom-friend is attested 1580s; bosom buddy from 1920s.
- The chest of a human.
- A woman's breast or breasts.