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Definitions of breast

  1. To present the front to; meet or oppose manfully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To bear the breast against: to oppose manfully. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To bear the breast against; to oppose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To encounter; buffet; stem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To meet in front; to face. To make a clean breast, to reveal all one knows. To breast up a hedge, to cut the face of it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To meet in front. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The forepart of the human body between the neck and the belly: (fig.) conscience, disposition, affections. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. That part of the body which contains the lungs and heart; conscience; mind; affections. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The front of the chest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. One of the mammary glands; the bosom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The seat of the affections; mind; heart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the abdomen; the soft protuberance on the thorax, terminating in a nipple; the bosom; the heart; the seat of the affections and passions; the front or fore part. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The member of a column, more usually called torus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The fore part of the human body, between the neck and the belly; in quadrupeds, the part between the force feet; the heart; the conscience; the affections; in mining, the face of coal-workings; the wooden partition that divides a shaft from bottom to top into two compartments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for breast

  1. Breast up, boys, and get your money back. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  2. Breast gray, growing lighter underneath. – Bird-Neighbors by Blanchan, Neltje
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