Meaning of BREAST in English

BREAST

transcription, транскрипция: [ brest ]

( breasts)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A woman’s breasts are the two soft, round parts on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby.

She wears a low-cut dress which reveals her breasts...

As my newborn cuddled at my breast, her tiny fingers stroked my skin.

N-COUNT : oft poss N

• -breasted

She was slim and muscular and full-breasted.

COMB in ADJ

2.

A person’s breast is the upper part of his or her chest. ( LITERARY )

He struck his breast in a dramatic gesture.

N-COUNT : poss N

3.

A bird’s breast is the front part of its body.

The cock’s breast is tinged with chestnut.

N-COUNT

• -breasted

...flocks of red-breasted parrots.

COMB in ADJ

4.

The breast of a shirt, jacket, or coat is the part which covers the top part of the chest.

He reached into his breast pocket for his cigar case.

N-SING : the N

5.

You can refer to piece of meat that is cut from the front of a bird or lamb as breast .

...a chicken breast with vegetables.

...breast of lamb.

N-VAR

6.

see also double-breasted , single-breasted

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