verb (used with object)
Origin of bosom
Examples from the Web for bosom
Close by, a fat woman was holding a small brown-and-white dog to her bosom.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although he “returned to the bosom of my family after the nightmare years,” he often thought about his fallen comrades.Blood and Mud: A French Soldier’s WWI Memoir Vividly Describes Trench Warfare|Marc Wortman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arriving in Boston was like landing upon the bosom of serenity from the derangement of a war zone.Paul Theroux: The Day Boston Felt the World’s Pain|Paul Theroux|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With Mofaz folding himself back into the bosom of the Likud, it is hard to see just what change is getting started.
Other series starring roles: The Powers That Be, Bosom Buddies, and, currently, Two and a Half Men.
For all around the North Sea and on its bosom have risen races of men to conquer the universe again and again.Roden's Corner|Henry Seton Merriman
Within his bosom is the fire of patriotism, and within his mind the examples of all past time.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
"I must not disobey mama," Clare murmured, without looking up from the nest her cheek had made on his bosom.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Love seldom reaches upward to solemnity; but love in the bosom of God,--is there nothing solemn there?
She had never been so happy in her life as when she threw herself in Victorine's arms, and shed tears of joy upon her bosom.
British Dictionary definitions for bosom
Word Origin for bosom
Word Origin and History for bosom
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.