Chest

Definition of Chest

Pronunciation: chĕst
n.1.A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
Heaps of money crowded in the chest.
- Dryden.
2.A coffin.
He is now dead and mailed in his cheste.
- Chaucer.
3.The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
4.(Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
5.(Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.
Bomb chest
See under Bomb.
Chest of drawers
a case or movable frame containing drawers.
v. i.1.To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
[imp. & p. p. Chested.]
2.To place in a coffin.
He dieth and is chested.
- Gen. 1. 26 (heading).
n.1.Strife; contention; controversy.

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