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Definition of "breast" []

  • Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; the human mammary gland. (noun)
  • A corresponding organ in other mammals. (noun)
  • A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male. (noun)
  • The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen. (noun)
  • A corresponding part in other animals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breast" in a sentence
  • "He did, however, defend the breast cover: This cover story was not about tissue engineering, it was about *breast* tissue engineering."
  • "So he had determined, if he did not get hold of the three thousand that would pay his debt to Katerina Ivanovna, and so remove from his breast, from _that spot on his breast_, the shame he carried upon it, that weighed on his conscience."
  • "But it really just -- I feel laughing at the term breast tape -- but it's just really wasn't enough, enough to signify this policy shift."