Definitions for: Chest


[n] box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
[n] furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
[n] the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Heaps of money crowded in the chest. --Dryden.

2. A coffin. [Obs.]

He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer.

3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone;
the thorax.

4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc.,
are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case
contains.

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.

Bomb chest, See under Bomb.

Chest of drawers, a case or movable frame containing
drawers.


Chest, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chested.]
1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard.

2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.]

He dieth and is chested. --Gen. 1. 26
(heading).


Chest, n. [AS. ce['a]st.]
Strife; contention; controversy. [Obs.] --P. Plowman.

Synonyms: bureau, chest of drawers, dresser, pectus, thorax

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