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Meaning of bosom

bos•om

Pronunciation: (booz'um, b'zum), [key]
— n.
  1. the breast of a human being.
  2. the breasts of a woman.
  3. the part of a garment that covers the breast.
  4. the breast, conceived of as the center of feelings or emotions.
  5. something likened to the human breast: the bosom of the earth.
  6. a state of enclosing intimacy; warm closeness: the bosom of the family.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or worn on or over the bosom.
  2. intimate or confidential: a bosom friend.
—v.t.
  1. to take to the bosom; embrace; cherish.
  2. to hide from view; conceal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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