bosom bosom  /ˈbʊ zəm/


  1. (n) the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
  2. (n) a person's breast or chest
  3. (n) cloth that covers the chest or breasts
  4. (n) a close affectionate and protective acceptance
  5. (n) the locus of feelings and intuitions
  6. (n) either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
  7. (v) hide in one's bosom
  8. (v) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness


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  1. Back in 1997, the most famous Dolly in the world crooned country tunes and gamely fielded jokes about her ample bosom.
  2. With her scarlet fingernails, Mama San pinches her plunging black V-neck sweater by the shoulder pads, hitches up her matronly bosom and smooths the sweater over her belly.
  3. But Loren knew she had something to put on screen besides a spectacular bosom: an actor's passion and skill, a worldly woman's generous, capricious wit.



  1. MacAskill said that Megrahi "did not show his victims any comfort or compassion. They were not allowed to return to the bosom of their families to see out their lives, let alone their dying days. No compassion was shown by him to them. But that...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: Washington Post

  2. Meanwhile Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, told the Worshipful Company of International Bankers: "Those who made £190million deliberately underselling the shares of HBOS, in spite of its very strong capital base, and drove it into the bosom of...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: John Sentamu Source: FT Alphaville

  3. "I thank God that we are honoured by the return of heroes of freedom to their home and the bosom of their homeland," said Mr Abbas to the freed Palestinians and hundreds of their family and friends.
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: BBC News

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