• Chest Construction
    Chest Construction
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chest box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
    • n chest furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
    • n chest the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    • n chest the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen "he beat his breast in anger"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Section of Chest and Abdomen Section of Chest and Abdomen
Organs of the Chest Organs of the Chest

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest
    • Chest (Com) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
    • Chest A coffin. "He is now dead and mailed in his cheste ."
    • Chest 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 ."
    • Chest (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.
    • n Chest chĕst Strife; contention; controversy.
    • Chest The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
    • Chest To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
    • Chest To place in a coffin. "He dieth and is chested ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest
    • n chest A box, properly one of considerable size, made of wood, iron, or other material, with a hinged lid, used as a depository for treasure, papers of record, clothing, or other articles.
    • n chest Specifically In com., a box-shaped case in which certain kinds of goods, as tea, indigo, opium, etc., are packed for transit.
    • n chest The quantity such a case contains; a customary but uncertain measure of capacity for a few commodities: as, a chest of isinglass is 3½ hundredweight; a chest of cochineal is 1½ hundredweight.
    • n chest A coffin.
    • n chest The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax (which see).
    • chest To deposit in a chest; hoard.
    • chest To place in a coffin.
    • n chest Debate; quarrel; strife; enmity.
    • n chest The funds of a public institution, or the strong box, coffer, or place where such funds are, or are supposed to be, kept; the treasury: as, a military chest; the university chest; the chest for the relief of maimed manners; etc.
    • n chest In organ-building, see wind-chest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Barbers are forbidden by law from shaving a man's chest in Omaha, Nebraska.
    • n Chest chest a large strong box: the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, the thorax
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.”
  • Brian Hwang
    Brian Hwang
    “A man is in love when something in his head, something in his and chest and something in his pants react to a certain woman.”
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter
    “He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie.”
  • Yaser Arafat
    Yaser Arafat
    “Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him.”
  • H. L. Phillips
    H. L. Phillips
    “Oratory is the art of making deep noises form the chest sound like important massages from the brain.”


Get it off your chest - If you get something off your chest, you confess to something that has been troubling you.
War chest - A war chest is a fund that can be used to finance a campaign like and election or for use in emergencies or unexpected times of difficulty.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist Cistern
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyst; Scot. kist—L. cista—Gr. kistē.


In literature:

The chests were then opened, the tea emptied over the side, and the chests thrown overboard.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
I glanced at a large chest, which stood near the head of the bed.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
And his chest heaved.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He opened his traveling chest, picking out clothing he had worn but few times, and those in private.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
The other would be called Haki the Ship-chested because his chest was broad and strong.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
There was one old chest which I could not explore and, like all forbidden things, it possessed a great attraction for me.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Chests and neighbors have been rummaged for outlandish costumes.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Next to the sink was a very large ice chest.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
By knocking a chest of drawers up against it, nails were shaken out; and they found the place gaping open.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Holding his head high and with chest thrown out, he kept time with his arms and feet while gayly playing his fife.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot

In poetry:

Only don't stand gloomily,
Dropping your head on your chest,
Think about me easily,
As easily then forget!
""You walk, and look like me"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
With that same chest on door he smote,
For the lack of flesh and skin;
“O hearken, maiden Else,
And let thy true-love in!”
"Knight Aagen And The Maiden Else" by William Morris
"When I went away, when I went away,
Full coffers and chests were there;
When I came today, when I came today,
All, all was bare!"
"From My Childhood Days" by Friedrich Ruckert
Fill music's ways
With creaking cries,
That no loud praise
May climb the skies;
And on my labouring chest
Lay mountains of unrest.
"The Asthmatic To The Satan That Binds Him" by George MacDonald
Worms will the faithless find their lies
In the close treasure-chest.
Without a God no day can rise,
Though it should slay our best.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Riches we knew; and well dressed dolls--
Dolls living--who expressed
No filial thoughts, however much
You thumped them in the chest.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Shortly after guest host Cassie Slane came on QVC to promote a kid-friendly tablet Sunday, she began patting her chest and appeared to stop breathing, a YouTube video shows.
Check out this pair, as the female grabs her chest and faints right on camera.
The QVC hostess was in the midst of a segment selling computer tablets on the show Sundays with Carolyn and Dan, when she suddenly looked overwhelmed, grabbed her chest and fainted , and has the video that's going viral.
The duo was trying to sell a kid-friendly Android tablet, but midway through the live broadcast, Slane clutched her chest and fainted .
She just fainted a little bit after a second of chest patting.
After talking about how kids love educational games on tablets, Slane began patting her chest.
QVC guest host Cassie Slane was describing the kid-friendly features of a tablet computer yesterday when she clutched her chest and almost passed out on co-host Dan Hughes.
For a half-dozen patrons at Victrola Cafe and Roastery on East Pike Street, 11 am on Wednesday is a time to adjourn to the back room, gather around a chest-high table, look furtively at one another, and then get down to some serious snorting.
What to tell your doctor when you or your loved one feels a fish flopping, thunder rumbling, or drums pounding in your chest.
Local Thomas Kammeyer was diagnosed w/ Fibrosarcoma , a rare soft tissue cancer, back in January and has already undergone a 14 hour surgery, seven weeks of radiation and now the cancer has spread to his chest and lungs.
With summer well on its way, we took to the roads to scare up firewater that's light and refreshing, yet powerful enough to add some more hair to your chest.
The explosive reports sent a volley of.30-caliber bullets from the five marksmen into the chest of Ronnie Lee Gardner.
Uses a chest press to exercise at X-Sport gym at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y.
He continued to fondle her, then turned her around and placed his mouth on her chest before she pushed him away and said, "You know that's not right," the police report stated.
For people who grew up before the antibiotic era — and who learned to cook when refrigerators were literal ice chests that kept things cool at best — " food poisoning " was a reasonable fear, and a risk they refused to take.

In science:

It can be seen as a game between two players with a chest of N drawers; the first player (the oracle) hides a ball in drawer number k .
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
For example, phonation only comes into perspective when connected with respiration; the articulators affect resonance (e.g., chest voice or head voice); the resonators affect the vocal folds; the vocal folds affect breath control; and so forth.
Music in Terms of Science
Ansell, J., Hirsh, J., Hylek, E., Jacobson, A., Crowther, M., Palareti, G. (2008). Pharmacology and management of the vitamin K antagonists: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition).
The application of a perceptron model to classify an individual's response to a proposed loading dose regimen of Warfarin
By adapting to coupling, the patients are classified in terms of their present sub-components i.e., number of patients with BP, no. of patients with chest pain and so on. By the usage of Pearson Type-I distribution equations, the probability density function (pdf) is calculated for each patient.
Software Reuse in Medical Database for Cardiac Patients using Pearson Family Equations
For example, in joke (1*) two incompatible versions arise in the subconsciousness during the analysis of the first remark: in the first of them (DE ) the word ”chest” is treated as ”box” while in the second (DE ′ ) it is treated as ”breast”.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm