|1.||the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest|
|2.||adjective mammary either of the two soft fleshy milk-secreting glands on the chest in sexually mature human females|
|3.||a similar organ in certain other mammals|
|4.||anything that resembles a breast in shape or position: the breast of the hill|
|5.||a source of nourishment: the city took the victims to its breast|
|6.||the source of human emotions|
|7.||the part of a garment that covers the breast|
|8.||a projection from the side of a wall, esp that formed by a chimney|
|9.||mining the face being worked at the end of a tunnel|
|10.||beat one's breast to display guilt and remorse publicly or ostentatiously|
|11.||make a clean breast of to make a confession of|
|12.||to confront boldly; face: breast the storm|
|13.||to oppose with the breast or meet at breast level: breasting the waves|
|14.||to come alongside of: breast the ship|
|15.||to reach the summit of: breasting the mountain top|
|[Old English brēost; related to Old Norse brjōst, Old High German brust, Dutch borst, Swedish bräss, Old Irish brū belly, body]|
Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; mammary gland; mamma.
A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male.
The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.
make a clean breast of
Confess fully, as in Caught shoplifting, the girls decided to make a clean breast of it to their parents. This expression, first recorded in 1752, uses clean breast in the sense of baring of one's heart, the breast long considered the seat of private or secret feelings.