Adjective "breast" definition and examples

(Breast may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/brɛst/

Definitions and examples

noun

Either of the two soft, protruding organs on the upper front of a woman's body which secrete milk after childbirth.
  1. as modifier 'breast cancer'
  2. 'Korean women usually do not pump their breast or store milk.'
  3. 'Once your baby stops nursing, your breast milk will slowly dry up.'
  4. 'It may also affect other areas of the body, particularly the elbows and the areas around the breasts.'
  5. 'Many organs in the body make ducts, including the breasts, liver, pancreas, salivary glands and eyes.'
  6. 'Almost all medicines for depression can pass into your breast milk.'
  7. 'The physical reality is that women's breasts sag with childbirth and age, something that is unpreventable.'
  8. 'And there's also some big news on the breast cancer fight front tonight.'
  9. 'Talk to your doctor about which medications might effect your breast milk.'
  10. 'Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in women, after cancer of the breast and colorectal cancer.'
  11. 'You may notice pink, red or purple streaks along your abdomen, breasts, upper arms, buttocks or thighs.'
A person's chest, especially when regarded as the seat of the emotions.
  1. 'her heart was hammering in her breast'
  2. 'When he woke up, he found Maria sound asleep on his breast.'
  3. 'The parts of the body I mentioned most often were hand and breast, usually one on the other.'
  4. as modifier 'the breast feathers of the doves'
  5. 'By now the bird's breast and legs are a brilliant shade of rose-pink.'
  6. 'Then it preened its scaly breast feathers with a wide beak.'
  7. 'He lets go of the bird, touching its breast for a heartbeat.'
  8. 'The bird related the dragon's weak spot over his left breast.'
  9. 'Then the brilliant crimson breast of an iiwi bird darts into view.'
  10. 'He reached up and stroked her breast feathers with one finger and smiled, a pained look on his face forming.'
  11. 'Plus, tuna has virtually zero saturated fat, which you can't say about red meat or even a breast of chicken.'
  12. 'Bruises on the birds' breasts and legs are something to watch out for, they can turn the flesh bitter.'
  13. 'Separate skin from meat on breast and back of chicken.'
  14. 'Pheasant has virtually no fat so you will need to put fat bacon over its breast.'
  15. 'Remove the bacon from the birds' breasts and return them to the oven for 5 minutes.'
  16. 'She suggests you eat fish and lean cuts of meat, such as skinless chicken and turkey breasts.'
  17. 'The goal in cooking a turkey is to get your bird cooked and beautifully browned without drying out the breast.'
  18. 'Place breast and dark meat slices into labeled freezer bags.'
  19. 'She probably eats sandwiches that aren't pressed turkey breast on white bread with mayonnaise as well.'
  20. 'Top each breast with one-quarter-cup sauce and three-quarter-ounce cheese.'
  21. as modifier 'a breast pocket'
  22. 'Tight tops with short sleeves and breast pocket is detracting from your figure.'
  23. 'She stuffs it into the breast pocket of his sports jacket.'
  24. 'He picked up the bottle and shoved it into the breast pocket of his shirt, which lay crumpled on the night stand.'
  25. 'He removed a pen tucked into his breast pocket and clicked it a few times.'
  26. 'The stranger was adorning a special emblem on each breast and shoulder.'
  27. 'They wore navy blue brimmed caps that matched the double breast pocket long sleeve uniforms they wore.'
  28. 'The seven-year-old buried her head in Debbie's pajamas, soaking the breast pocket of her shirt.'
  29. 'It is best known for the laurel logo on the left breast of polo-style shirts.'
  30. 'She had half expected him to display the garment in the breast pocket of his jacket.'
  31. 'Their badges were clipped on the left side of their shirts just above the breast pockets.'

verb

Face and move forwards against or through (something)
  1. 'He breasted the finish line in five hours and two minutes.'
  2. 'Gripping his crooked staff, the wizard breasted the gasps of indignation and began speaking in a powerful voice.'
  3. 'It was the same feeling he had when breasting the traffic - a swimmer plunging into the crest of a wave would know what he meant.'
  4. 'As the first rays of the sun breasted the peak of the mountain, the enemy slowed.'
  5. 'It turned out to be the highlight of the expedition, the day they breasted the icecap.'

More definitions

1. Anatomy, Zoology. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest.

2. Zoology. the corresponding part in quadrupeds.

3. either of the pair of mammae occurring on the chest in humans and having a discrete areola around the nipple, especially the mammae of the female after puberty, which are enlarged and softened by hormonally influenced mammary-gland development and fat deposition and which secrete milk after the birth

More examples(as adjective)

"cancers can be breast."

"screenings can be breast."

"discomforts can be breast."

"ups can be breast."

"patients can be breast."

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Origin

Old English brēost, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch borst and German Brust.

Phrase

beat one's breast