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Definition of "bosom" []

  • The chest of a human: He held the sleepy child to his bosom. (noun)
  • A woman's breast or breasts. (noun)
  • The part of a garment covering the chest or breasts. (noun)
  • The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family. (noun)
  • The chest considered as the source of emotion. (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 "bosom" in a sentence
  • "I don't know's he's what you call a bosom friend, and, as for his sleepin 'nights -- well, I never heard he couldn't do that, after he went to bed."
  • "I have been bathing in the clear stream, at the end of my garden; the same stream in which I laved my careless bosom at thirteen; an idea which gave me inconceivable delight; and the more, as my bosom is as gay and tranquil at this moment as in those dear hours of chearfulness and innocence."
  • "In North America and some countries in Europe, exposing the bosom is shockingly natural compared to Korea."