Meaning of BREAST in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ brest ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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
She was slim and muscular and full-breasted.
COMB in ADJ
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
A bird’s breast is the front part of its body.
The cock’s breast is tinged with chestnut.
...flocks of red-breasted parrots.
COMB in ADJ
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
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.
see also double-breasted , single-breasted
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006