|1.||a. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the bellyRelated: pectoral|
|b. (as modifier): a chest cold|
|2.||informal get something off one's chest to unburden oneself of troubles, worries, etc, by talking about them|
|3.||a box, usually large and sturdy, used for storage or shipping: a tea chest|
|4.||Also: chestful the quantity a chest holds|
|a. the place in which a public or charitable institution deposits its funds|
|b. the funds so deposited|
|6.||a sealed container or reservoir for a gas: a wind chest; a steam chest|
|[Old English cest, from Latin cista wooden box, basket, from Greek kistē box]|
The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and the breastbone; thorax.
(Heb. _'aron_, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, _genazim_ (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."