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English noun: chest

1. chest (body) the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

Synonymspectus, thorax

Broader (hypernym)body part

Narrower (hyponym)bust, female chest, male chest

Part holonymarea of cardiac dullness, breast, breastbone, chest, chest cavity, gall bladder, gallbladder, musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis, rib cage, sternum, thoracic aorta, thoracic cavity, thoracic vein, vena thoracica

Part meronymbody, craniate, torso, trunk, vertebrate

2. chest (artifact) box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

Broader (hypernym)box

Narrower (hyponym)ammunition chest, caisson, cedar chest, coffer, hope chest, pix, pix chest, pyx, pyx chest, sea chest, tea chest, tool cabinet, tool case, tool chest, toolbox, toy box, toy chest, treasure chest, wedding chest

Instance hyponymArk, Ark of the Covenant, Pandora's box

Part holonymlid

3. chest (body) the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

SamplesHe beat his breast in anger.


Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)bosom

Part meronymchest, pectus, thorax

4. chest (artifact) furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Synonymsbureau, chest of drawers, dresser

Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Narrower (hyponym)chiffonier, commode, highboy, lowboy, tallboy

Part holonymdrawer, shelf

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