bosom

Definitions

  • Mabel's three bosom Friends
    Mabel's three bosom Friends
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bosom squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness "Hug me, please","They embraced","He hugged her close to him"
    • v bosom hide in one's bosom "She bosomed his letters"
    • n bosom a close affectionate and protective acceptance "his willing embrace of new ideas","in the bosom of the family"
    • n bosom cloth that covers the chest or breasts
    • n bosom a person's breast or chest
    • n bosom either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    • n bosom the locus of feelings and intuitions "in your heart you know it is true","her story would melt your bosom"
    • n bosom the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bosom A depression round the eye of a millstone.
    • Bosom 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."
    • Bosom Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold. "Within the bosom of that church."
    • Bosom Inclination; desire. "For little lust had she to talk of aught.""My lust to devotion is little."
    • bosom Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.
    • bosom Of or pertaining to the bosom.
    • Bosom 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."
    • Bosom 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."
      "If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom ."
    • Bosom The breasts of a woman; as, an ample bosom .
    • Bosom 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."
    • bosom To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom. "To happy convents bosomed deep in vines."
    • bosom 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."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bosom The breast; the subclavian and mammary regions of the thorax of a human being; the upper part of the chest.
    • n bosom That part of one's clothing which covers the breast; especially, that portion of a shirt which covers the bosom, generally made of finer material than the rest.
    • n bosom The inclosure formed by the breast and the arms; hence, embrace; compass; inclosure: as, to lie in one's bosom.
    • n bosom The breast as the supposed abode of tender affections, desires, and passions.
    • n bosom Inclination; desire.
    • n bosom Something regarded as resembling or representing in some respect the human bosom as a sustaining surface, an inclosed place, the interior, the inmost recess, etc.: as, the bosom of the earth or of the deep.
    • n bosom A recess or shelving depression around the eye of a millstone.
    • bosom Of or pertaining to the bosom, either literally or figuratively. In particular— Worn or carried on or in the bosom: as, a bosom brooch.
    • bosom To inclose, harbor, or cherish in the bosom; embrace; keep with care; cherish intimately.
    • bosom To conceal; hide from view; embosom.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bosom bōōz′um the breast of a human being, or the part of the dress which covers it:
    • adj Bosom (in composition) confidential: intimate
    • v.t Bosom to enclose in the bosom
    • n Bosom bōōz′um (fig.) the seat of the passions and feelings: the heart: embrace, enclosure, as within the arms: any close or secret receptacle
    • ***

Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. [Ecclesiastes 7:9]”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Anger rest in the bosom of fools.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.”
  • William C. Bryant
    William C. Bryant
    “All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.”
  • Dr. Gregory
    Dr. Gregory
    “A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry%20Ward%20Beecher
    “The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. bōsm,; akin to D. bozem, Fries. bōsm, OHG. puosum, G. busen, and prob. E. bough,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bósm; Ger. busen.

Usage

In literature:

On the morning of the third day of this futile foray, Dennis noticed that the exposed bosom of his dickey was not altogether presentable.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
The little flames crackled, dancing among the pine logs and the silk of her dress rustled as her bosom rose and fell.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The sight of him is a sword through my bosom!
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
O my earliest love, who, ere I number'd Ten sweet summers, made my bosom thrill!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
A bosom that seemed big with love was confined by a crossed kerchief in the fashion of the year.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
Your patient heroism puts me to the blush, for my heart is crushed in my bosom and my firmness quite gone!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
And as the trouble would always have been in his own bosom, there would, so to say, have been no trouble at all.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
To his great joy, however, she placed the mystic token in her bosom, and bade him attend on the morrow.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Hester's first motion had been to cover her bosom with her clasped hands.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
During the performance of the second piece she kept putting her hands to her bosom, as if she were suffering from repressed convulsions.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
After Philip had gone to King William's, Pete and Katherine had become bosom friends.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
But Mr. Neefit was a man within whose bosom gallantry had its limits.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
As they passed through it the lad stretched out his hand and broke off a twig and put it in his bosom.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
He kept that care deep in his own bosom.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
For aught you know he and Fenwick may be bosom friends.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Or if my bosom cries too loudly to be eased of its perilous stuff, I can chaff myself, which is more profitable.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
How deep the anguish which rends the bosom of his wife!
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Day and night she had attended to the sick child, nursing and carrying it in her bosom, as a part of herself.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Footing they had none; they literally hung on the bosom of the bastion.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
Rosamond waked below, and a large warm dew-drop hung in one of the flowers of her bosom.
"Tales from the German" by Various
***

In poetry:

"Then, through the sky,
Lo, the emerald hills!
My faith swells high,
My bosom thrills:
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
I fret with drowsy eyelids
To hear thy lullaby,
Upon thy cradling bosom
To sleep again I sigh.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
The rainy rose of winter!
An outcast it must pine.
And from thy bosom outcast
Am I, dear lady mine.
"A Roar Through The Tall Twin Elm-Trees" by George Meredith
The heart within his bosom
Was as a millstone hard;
His eye was cold and cruel,
His face was frozen lard.
"The Dove" by Victor James Daley
She lies with her bosom
Beneath them, no longer
The Dominant Mother,
The Virile -- but rotting
Before time.
"The Cyclists" by Amy Lowell
The nurse of his youth
Is in doubt as she views him,
If the wan wretch, in truth,
Be the child of her bosom.
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson

In news:

Discarded puppy is many people's bosom Buddy.
The nubile women strut with microscopic plaid skirts, bare midriffs and bras that propel already-ample bosoms upward and outward.
Lauren Groves talks with other volunteers while knitting "bosom buddies" with a group Jan 10, 2012 at Dancing Sheep Yarn & Fiber in Casper, Wyo.
Prudence felt the first throbs of lust blaze into an inferno as she minced toward the elevator in her illegitimate sister's borrowed stilettos, bosoms heaving in ecstasy.
Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy _ former "Bosom Buddies" co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy _ former "Bosom Buddies " co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
Tom Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy - former "Bosom Buddies " co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
NEW YORK — Tom Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy - former "Bosom Buddies " co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy — former "Bosom Buddies " co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy _ former Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
NEW YORK—Tom Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy —former "Bosom Buddies " co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.
Pity the people of Eatonville and other lonely places under the bosom of Mount Rainier.
Discarded puppy is many people's bosom Buddy.
She's a gorgeous face, fabulous legs, wonderful figure , and who can forget those bountiful bosoms God graced the world to see.
It's like Leslie Nielsen's Frank Drebin says in The Naked Gun 2 1/2 as he drives by a nuclear energy plant with reactors shaped like a woman's bosom: "Everywhere I look, something reminds me of her…".
***

In science:

The virtual embryo is moving at the velocity (10) within the bosom of the carrier puffer and its embryonal motion is resulted from the interaction of cells.
The velocity translation in the game of "Life"
She wears a short-sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse, which delineates her ample bosom.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
***