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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.


Synonymsembrace


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.


Synonymsheart


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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