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bosomed

[boo z-uh md, boo-zuh md] /ˈbʊz əmd, ˈbu zəmd/
adjective
1.
having a specified type of bosom (usually used in combination):
a full-bosomed garment; the green-bosomed earth.
2.
concealed or secreted in the bosom.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; bosom + -ed3

bosom

[boo z-uh m, boo-zuh m] /ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm/
noun
1.
the breast of a human being.
2.
the breasts of a woman.
3.
the part of a garment that covers the breast.
4.
the breast, conceived of as the center of feelings or emotions.
5.
something likened to the human breast:
the bosom of the earth.
6.
a state of enclosing intimacy; warm closeness:
the bosom of the family.
adjective
7.
of, pertaining to, or worn on or over the bosom.
8.
intimate or confidential:
a bosom friend.
verb (used with object)
9.
to take to the bosom; embrace; cherish.
10.
to hide from view; conceal.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English bōs(u)m; cognate with Dutch boesem, German Busen
Synonyms
4. heart, affection. 8. close, cherished, boon, dear.
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Examples for bosomed
  • He wore a stiff-bosomed shirt with no collar, tie, or cuffs.
British Dictionary definitions for bosomed

bosom

/ˈbʊzəm/
noun
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
verb (transitive)
6.
to embrace
7.
to conceal or carry in the bosom
Word Origin
Old English bōsm; related to Old High German buosam
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Word Origin and History for bosomed
bosom
O.E. bosm "breast; womb; surface; ship's hold," from W.Gmc. *bosm- (cf. O.Fris. bosm, O.S. bosom, M.Du. boesem, Du. boezem, O.H.G. buosam, Ger. Busen "bosom, breast"), perhaps from PIE base *bhou- "to grow, swell," or *bhaghus "arm" (in which case the primary notion would be "enclosure formed by the breast and the arms"). Narrowed meaning "a woman's breasts" is from 1959; but bosomy "big-breasted" is from 1928. Bosom-friend is attested 1580s; bosom buddy from 1920s.
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bosomed in Medicine

bosom bos·om (buz'əm, bōō'zəm)
n.

  1. The chest of a human.

  2. A woman's breast or breasts.

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bosomed in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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