Meaning of chest

chest

Pronunciation: (chest), [key]
— n.
  1. the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax.
  2. a box, usually with a lid, for storage, safekeeping of valuables, etc.: a toy chest; a jewelry chest.
  3. the place where the funds of a public institution or charitable organization are kept; treasury; coffer.
  4. the funds themselves.
  5. a box in which certain goods, as tea, are packed for transit.
  6. the quantity contained in such a box: a chest of spices.
  7. See
  8. a small cabinet, esp. one hung on a wall, for storage, as of toiletries and medicines: a medicine chest.
  9. to relieve oneself of (problems, troubling thoughts, etc.) by revealing them to someone.
  10. See(def. 8).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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