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English noun: bosom

1. bosom (state) the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept

SamplesHis bosom was bursting with the secret.

Broader (hypernym)concealment, privacy, privateness, secrecy

Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

2. bosom (body) a person's breast or chest

Broader (hypernym)breast, chest

3. bosom (artifact) cloth that covers the chest or breasts

Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

Part meronymgarment

4. bosom (act) a close affectionate and protective acceptance

SamplesHis willing embrace of new ideas.
In the bosom of the family.


Broader (hypernym)acceptance, acceptation, adoption, espousal

5. bosom (cognition) the locus of feelings and intuitions

SamplesIn your heart you know it is true.
Her story would melt your bosom.


Broader (hypernym)hunch, intuition, suspicion

6. bosom (body) either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

Synonymsboob, breast, knocker, tit, titty

Broader (hypernym)mamma, mammary gland

Part holonymareola, lactiferous duct, ring of color

Part meronymadult female body, woman's body

English verb: bosom

1. bosom (perception) hide in one's bosom

SamplesShe bosomed his letters.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

2. bosom (contact) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

SamplesHug me, please.
They embraced.
He hugged her close to him.

Synonymsembrace, hug, squeeze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clasp

Narrower (hyponym)clinch, cuddle, interlock, lock

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