Origin of chest
Examples from the Web for chest
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
Forty minutes later he says, ‘I think she may have chest injuries now.’Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Couple guided Stella as she crawled and dipped her chest to pick up each magnet.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I received many bruises on my collarbones, neck, chest, and shoulders.
Once a month he attaches a device to his chest, clamps metal bracelets on his wrists, and hooks the whole thing up to a telephone.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When fluid has collected in the lower part of the chest cavity the sound will also be dull on percussion.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
A nightmare is not always a sense of oppression on the chest only; it may be an overpowering dread of something you dream you see.Cecilia de Nol|Lanoe Falconer
The pain in his chest spread till it seemed to fill his whole world, hammering at him inside and out.Shaman|Robert Shea
There were about a dozen sick when you left, sick of ulcers, bowel and chest complaints.
And now he sat, cup suspended, saucer held meekly against his chest, gazing out at the pelting snow-flakes.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for chest
- the front part of the trunk from the neck to the bellyRelated adjective: pectoral
- (as modifier)a chest cold
- the place in which a public or charitable institution deposits its funds
- the funds so deposited
Word Origin for chest
Word Origin and History for chest
Old English cest "box, coffer, casket," from Proto-Germanic *kista (cf. Old Norse and Old High German kista, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, German kiste, Dutch kist), an early borrowing from Latin cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1520s, replacing breast (n.), on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs. Chest of drawers is from 1590s.
Medicine definitions for chest
Idioms and Phrases with chest
see off one's chest; play one's cards close to one's chest.