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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.


Synonymsbreast


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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