breast NOUN 1) either of the two soft, protruding organs on a woman's chest which secrete milk after pregnancy. 2) a person's or animal's chest region.
VERB 1) face and move forwards against or through. 2) reach the top of (a hill).
DERIVATIVES breasted adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Breasted — Breast ed, a. Having a breast; used in composition with qualifying words, in either a literal or a metaphorical sense; as, a single breasted coat. [1913 Webster] The close minister is buttoned up, and the brave officer open breasted, on these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -breasted — breasted, combining form. having a breast: »Broad breasted = having a broad breast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breasted —   [ brestəd], James Henry, amerikanischer Historiker und Orientalist, * Rockford (Illinois) 27. 8. 1865, ✝ New York 2. 12. 1935; studierte u. a. in Berlin und war seit 1894 (erster amerikanischer) Professor für Ägyptologie in Chicago, 1919… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Breasted — James H. Breasted, 1928 James Henry Breasted (* 27. August 1865 in Rockford; Illinois; † 2. Dezember 1935 in New York, NY) war ein US amerikanischer Ägyptologe und Historiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Breasted — Breast Breast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breasting}.] To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. [1913 Webster] The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breasted — adjective having a breast or breasts; or breasts as specified; used chiefly in compounds small breasted red breasted sandpiper • Ant: ↑breastless • Similar to: ↑bosomed …   Useful english dictionary

  • breasted — /bres tid/, adj. 1. having a breast. 2. having a specified kind of breast (usually used in combination): narrow breasted. [1275 1300; ME; see BREAST, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • Breasted — biographical name James Henry 1865 1935 American orientalist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breasted — adjective see breast I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Breasted — /bres tid/, n. James Henry, 1865 1935, U.S. archaeologist and historian of ancient Egypt. * * * …   Universalium

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