4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bosom \Bos"om\ (b[oo^]z"[u^]m; 277), noun [AS. b[=o]sm; akin to D. bozem, Fries. b[=o]sm, OHG. puosum, G. busen, and prob. E. bough.]

1. 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. --Shak.

2. Specifically: The breasts of a woman; as, an ample bosom. [PJC]

3. 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. --Shak.

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom. --Job xxxi. 33.

4. Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.

Within the bosom of that church. --Hooker.

5. 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." --Addison.

6. 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. --Ex. iv. 6.

7. Inclination; desire. [Obs.] --Shak.

8. A depression round the eye of a millstone. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

bosom \bos"om\, adjective

1. Of or pertaining to the bosom.

2. Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

bosom \bos"om\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bosomed} (-[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bosoming}.]

1. 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. --Shak.

2. To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.

To happy convents bosomed deep in vines. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"

2: a person's breast or chest

3: cloth that covers the chest or breasts

4: a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family" [syn: {embrace}, {bosom}]

5: the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom" [syn: {heart}, {bosom}]

6: either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman [syn: {breast}, {bosom}, {knocker}, {boob}, {tit}, {titty}]


1: hide in one's bosom; "She bosomed his letters"

2: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him" [syn: {embrace}, {hug}, {bosom}, {squeeze}]

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