|1.||the chest or breast of a person, esp the female breasts|
|2.||the part of a woman's dress, coat, etc, that covers the chest|
|3.||a protective centre or part: the bosom of the family|
|4.||the breast considered as the seat of emotions|
|5.||(modifier) very dear; intimate: a bosom friend|
|7.||to conceal or carry in the bosom|
|[Old English bōsm; related to Old High German buosam]|
bosom bos·om (buz'əm, bōō'zəm)
The chest of a human.
A woman's breast or breasts.
In the East objects are carried in the bosom which Europeans carry in the pocket. To have in one's bosom indicates kindness, secrecy, or intimacy (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:8). Christ is said to have been in "the bosom of the Father," i.e., he had the most perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with him (John 1:18). John (13:23) was "leaning on Jesus' bosom" at the last supper. Our Lord carries his lambs in his bosom, i.e., has a tender, watchful care over them (Isa. 40:11).