Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "chest": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates;
[syn: thorax, chest, pectus]

2. box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy;

3. the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen;
- Example: "he beat his breast in anger"
[syn: breast, chest]

4. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;
[syn: chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dresser]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chested.] 1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard. [1913 Webster] 2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He dieth and is chested. --Gen. 1. 26 (heading). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [AS. ce['a]st.] Strife; contention; controversy. [Obs.] --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913 Webster] Heaps of money crowded in the chest. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A coffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax. [1913 Webster] 4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ. [1913 Webster] Bomb chest, See under Bomb. Chest of drawers, a case or movable frame containing drawers. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chest n 1: the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates [syn: thorax, chest, pectus] 2: box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy 3: the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger" [syn: breast, chest] 4: furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dresser]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "chest": Fort Knox, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bag, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, boobs, bookcase, bosom, box, breast, breasts, brisket, bunker, bursary, bust, buttery, caddy, cargo dock, case, cash register, cashbox, casket, cellar, closet, coffer, coin box, conservatory, crate, crib, crop, cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dug, dump, exchequer, fisc, glory hole, godown, gold depository, hold, hutch, knockers, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, mama, mamelon, mamelonation, mammary gland, mammilla, mammillation, money chest, nenes, nipple, pap, papilla, penny bank, pigeon breast, piggy bank, pork barrel, public crib, public till, public treasury, public trough, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, safe, safe-deposit box, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, strong room, strongbox, subtreasury, supply base, supply depot, tank, teat, thorax, till, tit, tits, titties, titty, treasure house, treasure room, treasure-house, treasury, trunk, udder, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

CHEST Computers in Higher Education Software Team (org., UK)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Chest (Heb. _'aron_, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, _genazim_ (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."