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Definition 1: box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy - [noun denoting artifact]

(chest is a kind of ...) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

(... is a kind of chest ) a chest filled with valuables

(... is a kind of chest ) a sailor's storage chest for personal property

(... is a kind of chest ) a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay

(... is a kind of chest ) a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools

(... is a kind of chest ) chest for storage of toys

(... is a kind of chest ) chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage

(... is a kind of chest ) a chest especially for storing valuables

(... is a kind of chest ) a chest made of cedar

(... is a kind of chest ) a chest to hold ammunition

(... is a kind of chest ) chest for storing or transporting tea

(... is an instance of chest) (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind

(... is an instance of chest) (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments

(chest is a part of ...) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

Definition 2: furniture with drawers for keeping clothes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for chest in the sense of this definition

(chest is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

(... is a kind of chest ) a tall elegant chest of drawers

(... is a kind of chest ) a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs

(... is a kind of chest ) a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs

(chest is a part of ...) a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out

(chest is a part of ...) a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

Definition 3: the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for chest in the sense of this definition

(chest is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of chest ) the chest of a man

(... is a kind of chest ) the chest of a woman

(chest is a part of ...) the bony enclosing wall of the chest

(chest is a part of ...) either of two large muscles of the chest

(chest is a part of ...) the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

"he beat his breast in anger"

(chest is a part of ...) a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs

(chest is a part of ...) a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

(chest is a part of ...) veins that drain the thoracic walls

(chest is a part of ...) a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries

(chest is a part of ...) the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

(chest is a part of ...) the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

(... is part of chest) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

(... is part of chest) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 4: the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen - [noun denoting body]

Samples where chest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he beat his breast in anger

Synonyms for chest in the sense of this definition

(chest is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

(... is a kind of chest ) a person's breast or chest

(... is part of chest) the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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