Definitions for: Bosom


[n] a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
[n] cloth that covers the chest or breasts
[n] a person's breast or chest
[n] either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
[n] the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
[n] (archaic) the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
[v] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
[v] hide in one's bosom; "She bosomed his letters"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bos"om (b[oo^]z"[u^]m), n. [AS. b?sm; akin to D. bozem,
Fries. b?sm, OHG. puosum, G. busen, and prob. E. bough.]
1. The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms,
to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.

You must prepare your bosom for his knife. --Shak.

2. The breast, considered as the seat of the passions,
affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness;
secret thoughts.

Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I know Wherefore they
do it. --Shak.

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my
iniquity in my bosom. --Job xxxi.
33.

3. Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.

Within the bosom of that church. --Hooker.

4. Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting
surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of
the earth. ``The bosom of the ocean.'' --Addison.

5. The part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or
a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the
breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a linen bosom.

He put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it
out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. --Ex. iv.
6.

6. Inclination; desire. [Obs.] --Shak.

7. A depression round the eye of a millstone. --Knight.


Bos"om, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the bosom.

2. Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished;
beloved; as, a bosom friend.


Bos"om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bosomed (-[u^]md); p. pr.
& vb. n. Bosoming.]
1. To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to
take to heart; to cherish.

Bosom up my counsel, You'll find it wholesome.
--Shak.

2. To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.

To happy convents bosomed deep in vines. --Pope.

Synonyms: boob, embrace, embrace, heart, hug, knocker, squeeze, tit, titty

See Also: acceptance, acceptation, adoption, adult female body, areola, breast, clasp, cloth covering, conceal, concealment, cuddle, espousal, garment, hide, hunch, interlock, intuition, lactiferous duct, lock, mamma, mammary gland, privacy, privateness, ring of color, secrecy, suspicion, woman's body

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