- the front of an open-hearth furnace.
- the clay surrounding the taphole of a cupola.
- breast line.
- a rounded bow.
verb (used with object)
- to thrust (a vessel) sideways from a wharf.
- to keep (a vessel) away from a wharf by means of timbers.
Origin of breast
Examples from the Web for breast
He tore a piece of meat off the breast and stroked her coat while she ate.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My girlfriend, Barbara, came to visit me and exposed her breast through the window.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Business Insider calculated that only about eight percent of the money spent on pink merchandise went to breast cancer charities.
It carries a conditioner that contains triclosan, which has been linked to promoting the growth of breast cancer cells.
Hooters is cleverly asking me to “Give a Hoot” about breast cancer.
She received the news calmly enough to outward appearance, but a great tumult rose and died in her breast.
But at the top, with his breast laboring, he remembered well enough.The Day of the Beast|Zane Grey
“The ashes of Claes beat upon my breast,” answered Ulenspiegel.
Human affection and sympathy had dried up in his breast years ago.The Mask|Arthur Hornblow
Then the savage creature hurled himself straight for Dave's breast.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for breast
Word Origin for breast
Word Origin and History for breast
Old English breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from Proto-Germanic *breustam "breast" (cf. Old Saxon briost, Old Frisian briast, Old Norse brjost, Dutch borst, German brust, Gothic brusts), perhaps literally "swelling" and from PIE root *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. Middle Irish bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," Old Irish bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in Old English.
Medicine definitions for breast
Idioms and Phrases with breast
see keep abreast of; make a clean breast of.