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  1. chest
    IPA[CHest]
  2. noun

    • 1. the front surface of a person's or animal's body between the neck and the abdomen:

      she crossed her arms across her chest he was very well built, with a muscular chest
      Synonym : breast, upper body, body, torso, trunk, thorax, sternum
    • 2. the whole of a person's upper trunk, especially with reference to physical size:

      a 42-inch chest
      Synonym : breast, upper body, body, torso, trunk, thorax, sternum, bust, bosom, embonpoint
    • 3. a large strong box, typically made of wood and used for storage or shipping:

      an oak chest
    • 4. a small cabinet for medicines, toiletries, etc.:

      the medicine chest
    • 5. short for chest of drawers

    • 6. the treasury or financial resources of some institutions:

      the university chest
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: chest, plural noun: chests

    • noun

      the front surface of a person's or animal's body between the neck and the stomach:

      the whole of a person's upper trunk, especially as considered with reference to their respiratory health or to their size of clothes:

    • verb

      propel (the ball) by means of one's chest:
    • noun

      a reserve of funds used for fighting a war.

      a sum of money used for conducting a campaign or business:

    • noun

      a gesture of greeting or celebration in which two people jump and push their chests together:
    • verb

      greet or celebrate with (someone) by jumping and pushing one's chest against theirs:
    • adjective

      submerged to or reaching as high as the chest:
    • adverb

      so as to reach or submerge the chest:
    • noun

      a fund for charitable activities among the people in a particular area.
    • noun

      a chest containing household linen and clothing stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage:
    • noun

      the lowest register of the voice in singing or speaking.
    • noun

      an acute chest injury in which two or more ribs become detached from the rest of the ribcage:
    • noun

      a chilled box for keeping something cold, especially food and beverages.
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