bosom

  • 1 Bosom — Bos om (b[oo^]z [u^]m; 277), n. [AS. b[=o]sm; akin to D. bozem, Fries. b[=o]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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bosom — O.E. bosm breast; womb; surface; ship s hold, from W.Gmc. *bosm (Cf. O.Fris. bosm, O.S. bosom, M.Du. boesem, Du. boezem, O.H.G. buosam, Ger. Busen bosom, breast ), perhaps from PIE root *bhou to grow, swell, or *bhaghus a …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 bosom — [booz′əm; ] occas. [ bo͞o′zəm] n. [ME < OE bosm; prob. < IE base * bhou , *bhū , to grow, swell] 1. the human breast; specif., a woman s breasts 2. a thing thought of as like this [the bosom of the sea] 3. the breast regarded as the source… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 bosom — os om, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the bosom. [1913 Webster] 2. Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 bosom — os 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. [1913 Webster] Bosom up my counsel, You ll find it wholesome. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 bosom — [n1] breast bust, chest, rib cage, teats; concept 418 bosom [n2] heart; core affections, center, circle, conscience, emotions, feelings, inside, interior, sentiments, soul, spirit, sympathies; concepts 410,826 Ant. exteriority, outside …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 bosom — ► NOUN 1) a woman s breast or chest. 2) the breast as the seat of emotions. 3) a person s loving care or protection: the bosom of his family. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a friend) very close. DERIVATIVES bosomy adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 bosom — index close (intimate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Bosom — Ce nom catalan ou occitan est l équivalent du français Bonhomme. Il était utilisé au Moyen Âge comme nom de personne (prénom), sans doute avec une valeur augurale ( que tu sois un bon homme ! ). La forme latine (Bonus Homo) est attestée en Italie …

    Noms de famille

  • 10 bosom — [[t]bʊzəm[/t]] bosoms 1) N COUNT A woman s breasts are sometimes referred to as her bosom or her bosoms. [OLD FASHIONED] ...a large young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosom. Syn: chest 2) N SING: the N of n If you are in the bosom …

    English dictionary

  • 11 bosom — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bōsm; akin to Old High German buosam bosom Date: before 12th century 1. a. the human chest and especially the front part of the chest < hugged the child to his bosom > b. a woman s breasts… …

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  • 12 bosom — /ˈbʊzəm / (say boozuhm) noun 1. the chest or breast of a human being: *they found the coffin on the floor by the side of the bed, and the Flour lying in it on his back, with his arms folded peacefully on his bosom. –henry lawson, 1901. 2. a. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 bosom — bos•om [[t]ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm[/t]] n. 1) the breast of a human being: The father held the baby to his bosom[/ex] 2) the breasts of a woman 3) clo the part of a garment that covers the breast 4) the breast, conceived of as the center of feelings or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 bosom — /booz euhm, booh zeuhm/, n. 1. the breast of a human being. 2. the breasts of a woman. 3. the part of a garment that covers the breast. 4. the breast, conceived of as the center of feelings or emotions. 5. something likened to the human breast:… …

    Universalium

  • 15 Bosom —    In the East objects are carried in the bosom which Europeans carry in the pocket. To have in one s bosom indicates kindness, secrecy, or intimacy (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:8). Christ is said to have been in the bosom of the Father, i.e., he had… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 16 bosom — UK [ˈbʊz(ə)m] / US [ˈbʊzəm] / US [ˈbuzəm] noun Word forms bosom : singular bosom plural bosoms 1) a) [singular] mainly literary a woman s chest, or the clothes covering it b) [countable, usually plural] old fashioned a woman s breast 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 bosom — 1. noun /ˈbʊz(ə)m/ a) The breast or chest of a human (or sometimes of another animal). And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 bosom — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ample, full, large BOSOM + VERB ▪ heave ▪ Her bosom heaved with every breath. PHRASES …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 bosom — n. 1) an ample bosom 2) (formal) in the bosom (in the bosom of one s family) * * * [ bʊz(ə)m] an amplebosom (formal) in the bosom (in the bosomof one s family) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 bosom — bos|om [ˈbuzəm] n [: Old English; Origin: bosm] 1.) [C usually singular] written the front part of a woman s chest ▪ She cradled the child to her bosom. 2.) [C usually plural] a woman s breast 3.) the bosom of the family/the Church etc the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English