breast

Definitions

  • Badge on Dad's Breast, With the Word 'bishop' 153
    Badge on Dad's Breast, With the Word 'bishop' 153
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v breast confront bodily "breast the storm"
    • v breast reach the summit (of a mountain) "They breasted the mountain","Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
    • v breast meet at breast level "The runner breasted the tape"
    • n breast the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's chest
    • n breast the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen "he beat his breast in anger"
    • n breast either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    • n breast meat carved from the breast of a fowl
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Additional illustrations & photos:

With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc
Breast Binder Breast Binder
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
BROTHER AND SISTER ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, TWO WEEKS OLD BROTHER AND SISTER ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, TWO WEEKS OLD
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, SIX DAYS OLD ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS, SIX DAYS OLD
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer
    • n Breast (Arch) A torus.
    • Breast Anything resembling the human breast, or bosom; the front or forward part of anything; as, a chimney breast; a plow breast; the breast of a hill. "Mountains on whose barren breast The laboring clouds do often rest."
    • Breast Either one of the protuberant glands, situated on the front of the chest or thorax in the female of man and of some other mammalia, in which milk is secreted for the nourishment of the young; a mamma; a teat. "My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother."
    • Breast (Mining) The face of a coal working.
    • Breast The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.
    • Breast (Mining) The front of a furnace.
    • Breast The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast. "By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast ."
    • Breast The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart. "He has a loyal breast ."
    • v. t Breast To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. "The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children, researchers said on Monday
    • n breast One of two soft protuberant bodies adhering to the thorax in women, in which the milk is secreted for the nourishment of infants; the mammary gland and associated structures.
    • n breast The outer part of the thorax, or the external part of the body between the neck and the belly, in man and beasts.
    • n breast In entomology, the lower or sternal surface of the thorax.
    • n breast Figuratively, the seat of the affections and emotions; the repository of consciousness, designs, and secrets; the affections; the heart.
    • n breast The mind; the secret thoughts.
    • n breast In music, the chest; capacity for singing.
    • n breast Anything resembling the breast in position, either as being in front, like the human breast, or below, like the breast in the lower animals. Specifically— In agriculture, the front part of the mold-board of a plow.
    • n breast That part of certain machines against which the breast of the operator pushes, as in the breast-drill, breast-plow, etc.
    • n breast A line on which persons or things are ranged abreast, or side by side.
    • n breast A bush for a small shaft or spindle.
    • breast To oppose with the breast; act with the breast upon; bear the breast against; hence, to meet in front boldly or openly; stem.
    • breast To practise breasting, as for deer. See breasting, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not
    • n Breast brest the forepart of the human body between the neck and the belly: one of the two mammary glands in women, forming soft protuberances on the chest: the corresponding part of any animal:
    • v.t Breast to bear the breast against: to oppose manfully: to mount
    • n Breast brest (fig.) conscience, disposition, affections
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Quotations

  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    Niccolo%20Machiavelli
    “Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.”
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    “Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.”
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben%20Johnson
    “Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “O, let my books be then the eloquence and dumb presages of my speaking breast.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.”
  • William Ellery Channing
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    “The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.”

Idioms

Make a clean breast - If someone makes a clean breast, they confess in full to something they have done.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. brest, breost, As. breóst,; akin to Icel. brjōst, Sw. bröst, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bréost; Ger. brust, Dut. borst.

Usage

In literature:

It was the big man's vulnerable point; and a subtle sweetness flooded Garth's breast as he felt him begin to fail.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Theresa remained seated for a while, her arms folded across her breast.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The father fell back on his pillow with a heaving breast.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Around his shoulders were two leathern belts that crossed each other upon his breast.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
When the morning of that day broke a delightful excitement filled the breasts of those left at the post.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
How much, indeed, do I dread, Minos, lest any one should unknowingly wound thy breast!
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
The fair head fell on the heaving breast, and Mercy sobbed.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He laid his hand on his breast by an involuntary movement.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
It was the supernatural element that turned their breasts to water.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Graceful images unravel in his mind at the sight of a woman's breasts.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Hot in my breast burns the oath which, noble one, weds me to you!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Her dress, cut below the breast, left her shoulders, chest, and arms free in their chaste nudity.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Her head lay on the Earl's breast.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
She pulled a crimson cushion from behind him and hugged it against her breasts.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
But when he winced away from the lightning, she wanted to cradle his blond head against her breasts.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Once breast to breast you join'd, now join as stones, Which watery Ida bears.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
He kept within his breast the will to surety.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
One breast was covered with blood.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The still pure breast where Contemplation dwells Defies the charmer and the charmer's spells.
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
Make a stiff forcemeat from the breast of a fowl or pheasant, or the two breasts of partridge or grouse.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
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In poetry:

(Put me on a diet
of flour!)
Like milk -
Is gone from my breast.
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Mistress and mother
When on your breast
I lay so safely
And could rest.
"A Little Memory" by Aldous Huxley
"Weep in the breast
Of my chosen flower,
And for ever renounce
My changeful hour;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
And feels her breast turn sweet
With the unconceived wheat;
So doth
My flesh foreloathe
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
LORENZO.
Oh, heart!
How may my breast contain thee, with thy burden
Of too much happiness?
"The Spagnoletto. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
I embraced that stuff
like the hottest number,
like high heels, breasts,
singing,the
works.
"Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski

In news:

Renown Breast Health Center is extending its offering of $100 mammograms for uninsured women, and $150 SonoCiné whole breast ultra sound screenings now until Dec 31.
This image provided in 2007 by the Duke University Department of Medicine shows a right breast MRI from a 55-year-old woman with extreme breast density.
One of the largest whole-exome sequencing analyses in breast cancer is published this week in Nature, identifying a new gene fusion among a subset of triple-negative breast cancers.
Only 60 Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecasters have been made, with one signed by Crow and donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sisters Ingrid Adams, Ursula Walker and Theora Dalupan recently opened BRAS Thermography , a breast-health center and store specializing in a screening process for women utilizing thermography and breast education.
She'd like to compare the breast tissues of women who work on the night shift with those of women who work days to see how circadian rhythms may influence breast cancer.
In exciting news for breast cancer patients, the FDA recently approved Perjeta, a new treatment for metastatic breast cancer that delays progression of the disease by six months.
On Oct 26, students at Tuba City Primary School released pink balloons to commemorate lives lost to breast cancer during the school's first Breast Cancer Awareness Week, held Oct 22-26.
In October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pure-Ecommerce.com CEO Jennifer Varner plans to give breast cancer survivors the opportunity to own an e-commerce business.
In October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pure-Ecommerce.com CEO Jennifer Varner plans to give a breast cancer survivor who resides in Hawaii the opportunity to own an e-commerce business.
The St Charles Cancer Center's Comprehensive Breast Program has received a three-year full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program of the American College of Surgeons.
Local residents including Harley-Davidson of Asheville , the Smoky Mountain HOG Chapter and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness and raise money for breast cancer research and services.
I first became interested in Naturopathic Medicine when my mother was given so much radiation to the breast area that they burned her lung, and she ended up dying of lung cancer, not of breast cancer.
Not only do breasts vary from woman to woman but each woman's breasts continue to change throughout her life.
The hospital may provide an electric breast pump that allows you to empty both breasts at the same time, or you may be able to rent one.
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In science:

We have microarray data for n patients with breast cancer.
A study of pre-validation
In Section 3 PV is applied to two different prediction methods on a microarray dataset of breast cancer patients in order to illustrate how it is used in practice.
A study of pre-validation
The data consists of microarray measurements on 4918 genes over 78 patients with breast cancer.
A study of pre-validation
Robustness, scalability and integration of a wound-response gene expression signature in predicting breast cancer survival.
A study of pre-validation
Gene expression profiling predicts clinical outcome of breast cancer.
A study of pre-validation
The effects of normalization on the correlation expression profiles in hereditary breast cancer.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
All live or dead trees with 4.5 cm or more dbh (diameter at breast height) were recorded together with their species.
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
All live or dead trees with 4.5 cm or more dbh (diameter at breast height) were recorded together with their species.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Genomic and transcriptional aberrations linked to breast cancer pathophysiologies.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
All live or dead trees with 4.5 cm or more dbh (diameter at breast height) were recorded together with their species.
A Comparison of Two Proximity Catch Digraph Families in Testing Spatial Clustering
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Goode, E. L., Dunning, A. M., Kuschel, B., Healey, C. S., Day, N. E., Ponder, B. A. J., Easton, D. F. and Pharoah, P. P. D. (2002). Effect of germline genetic variation on breast cancer survival in a population-based study.
Asymptotic optimality of the Westfall--Young permutation procedure for multiple testing under dependence
Many other algorithms for biclustering are discussed and compared on realdata bases concerning breast and lung cancer studies. .
Detection of a sparse submatrix of a high-dimensional noisy matrix
We apply the procedure to a real-world genome-wide association study on breast cancer, and we identify several SNPs with strong association evidence.
Graphical-model Based Multiple Testing under Dependence, with Applications to Genome-wide Association Studies
In Section 5, we apply the procedure to a real-world genome-wide association study (GWAS) on breast cancer, and we identify several SNPs with strong association evidence.
Graphical-model Based Multiple Testing under Dependence, with Applications to Genome-wide Association Studies
The Personalized Medicine Research Pro ject (McCarty et al., 2005), sponsored by Marshfield Clinic, was used as the sampling frame to identify 162 breast cancer cases and 162 controls.
Graphical-model Based Multiple Testing under Dependence, with Applications to Genome-wide Association Studies
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