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Noun: bosom  bû-zum
  1. A person's breast or chest
     
  2. Cloth that covers the chest or breasts
     
  3. A close affectionate and protective acceptance
    "in the bosom of the family";
    - embrace
     
  4. The locus of feelings and intuitions
    "her story would melt your bosom";
    - heart
     
  5. Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    - breast
     
  6. [archaic] The chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
Verb: bosom  bû-zum
  1. Hide in one's bosom
    "She bosomed his letters"
     
  2. To apply pressure on (someone) tightly with your arms, usually with fondness
    - embrace, hug, squeeze

Derived forms: bosomed, bosoming, bosoms

Type of: acceptance, acceptation, adoption, breast, chest, clasp, cloth covering, conceal, concealment, espousal, hide, hunch, intuition, mamma, mammary gland, privacy, privateness, secrecy, suspicion

Part of: adult female body, garment, woman's body

Encyclopedia: Bosom