Crossword clues for chest
- Place to put a stethoscope
- Stethoscope's place
- The part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
- Box with a lid
- Used for storage
- Usually large and sturdy
- Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
- This may have a pair of drawers
- Hope follower
- Treasure chaser
- Hope holder
- Public fund
- Word with cedar or hope
- Storage container
- Coffer or locker
- Body part
- Word with hope or treasure
- Stallone feature
- Sternal area
- Community ___
- Treasure site
- Treasure container
- Old ship's cargo
- Pirate's box
- Where the heart is
- Highboy or lowboy
- Place for a medal
- Silver holder
- Place for valuables
- Focus of many an X-ray
- Attic item
- Where VapoRub may be rubbed
- It may be pounded
- Blanket holder
- Pirate's storage
- Jewel holder
- Booty holder
- Where to feel the beat?
- One beaten by an ape
- Common tattoo spot
- Where to pin a medal
- Holder of plunder
- Pirate's cargo
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. Cist, Cistern.]
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.
A coffin. [Obs.]
He is now dead and mailed in his cheste.
The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
(Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
(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.
Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chested.]
To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
To place in a coffin. [Obs.]
He dieth and is chested.
--Gen. 1. 26 (heading).
Chest \Chest\ (ch[e^]st), n. [AS. ce['a]st.]
Strife; contention; controversy. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English cest "box, coffer, casket," from Proto-Germanic *kista (cognates: Old Norse and Old High German kista, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, German kiste, Dutch kist), an early borrowing from Latin cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1520s, replacing breast (n.), on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs. Chest of drawers is from 1590s.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid. 2 (lb en obsolete) A coffin. 3 The place in which public money is kept; a treasury. 4 A chest of drawers. 5 (senseid en thorax)(lb en anatomy) The portion of the front of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals. 6 A hit or blow made with one's chest. n. 1 A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid. 2 (lb en obsolete) A coffin. 3 The place in which public money is kept; a treasury. 4 A chest of drawers. 5 (senseid en thorax)(lb en anatomy) The portion of the front of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals. 6 A hit or blow made with one's chest. vb. To hit with one's chest (front of one's body) Etymology 2
n. debate; quarrel; strife; enmity.
The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals located between the neck and the abdomen.
Chest may also refer to:
- Chest (furniture), piece of furniture used for storage
Chest is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering chest diseases and related issues, including pulmonology, cardiology, thoracic surgery, transplantation, breathing, airway diseases, and emergency medicine. The journal was established in 1935. It is the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians which publishes the journal. The editor-in-chief is Richard S. Irwin ( University of Massachusetts Medical School).
Chest is the third album by the Nels Cline Trio and the first release on Little Brother Records.
The album was recorded in June 1993 at Sage & Sound by Geoff Sykes (except "Beardism/Call Crouch" and "Power Ballad for Woodward A." which were recorded July 11, 1995 at New Zone Studio by Wayne Peet); however it was released only in 1996, as Nels Cline thought it too extreme for his label at the time, Enja. The artwork is by Carole Kim.
A chest (also called coffer or kist) is a form of furniture typically of a rectangular structure with four walls and a liftable lid, for storage. The interior space may be subdivided. The early uses of an antique chest or coffer included storage of fine cloth, weapons, foods and valuable items.
A cassone is a kind of carved or painted chest associated with late Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Cassones, also called marriage chests, were often used to carry the dowry goods in a marriage ceremony.
A simple chest, called a wakis (wagon-kist) was commonly used in the Cape Colony as a seat on a wagon. To make it more usable, it often had a wooden support along the centre of the top so that the seated driver would not slide off so easily. In addition to this use, they were also used for storage at home; keeping clothes, food and other commodities safe. They were frequently made with one or more sides sloping downwards, although the top was always horizontal. Many are made of very good woods, like yellowwood and survived well. Some manufacturers also painted the front of the kist with relatively simply designs reminiscent of, and presumably originating from Europe bauernmalerei.
In Medieval and early Renaissance times in Europe low chests were often used as benches while taller chests were used as side tables. By placing a chest on the side on any kind of rough table, the inner surface of its lid could be used as a proper writing surface while the interior could house writing implements and related materials, as was the case with the Bargueño desk of Spain. Many early Portable desks were stacked chests, with the top one having its lid on the side, to serve as a writing surface when opened.
In fantasy, fables, and games, " treasure chests" are frequently used as a plot device to contain treasure such as gold or jewels. The meaning can be a lot of things. The classical is a reward for a protagonist. In some stories a form of MacGuffin, a literary device which exists solely to drive forward a plot. A "toy chest" is a type of chest that usually carries children's toys, like dolls or building blocks.
In some Slavonic countries, for example, in Ukraine, chests were a family relic, especially in peasant families. Each Ukrainian girl received her own chest at the age of 15 for her future bride's dowry. Peeping in the girl's chest was considered impolite. Coffers were an indicator of a family's wealth. Ukrainian girls and women also used them to keep their garments and some personal items – towels, jewelry, tools for embroidering etc. A big collection of Ukrainian traditional chests dated by the 18–20th cc. is kept in the Radomysl Castle ( Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine).
In many Arab countries, chests are used to hold ship captain's personal possessions, such as the Kuwaiti chest. Today, many Middle Eastern furniture chests are known by place names, such as Omani or Bahraini, but this most often refers to where they were purchased rather than where they were made. Others are used to hold linens and household goods collected by girls in preparation for eventual their marriage, and often called a hope chest. In Arabic, two terms are used for the dowry chest: The muqaddimah was specifically for the bride’s personal possessions; and the "sunduq", which normally came in matching pairs, were for other goods.
Usage examples of "chest".
David and the Major General, Abraham folds his arms tightly across his chest in an attempt to crush the anxiety he feels in his gut.
Her companions were threaded along the trunk behind her, moving easily: the widow Philas apparently indifferent to her surroundings, Farr with his eyecups wide and staring, his mouth wide open and his chest straining at the thin Air, and dear old Adda at the back, his spear clasped before him, his good eye constantly sweeping the complex darkness around them.
Granpa spoke no Afrikaans and she no English so she thumped up and down in silence with her chins squashing onto her chest with every bump of the old truck.
In the shelter of the aftercastle two men stood at the long tiller, feet braced wide apart and chests slick with sweat.
I was in mid-air for an agelong enough to chew and swallow a tongueand then I hit on my stomach, rocked forward on my receding chest and two of my chins, and slid.
He had been looking at the trophies atop the chest, aglimmer with stolen light.
It said hello by secreting algesic enzymes, triggering a star flare in his chest that slapped him off his feet like a blow from a club.
Mind you, the fact that she was stark naked and rubbing her body, cat-like, against his chest and groin should have been all in her favor.
Post-swatly, I went on, I took from the chest my only correspondence with Andromeda, love-letters written during my youthful trip to Larissa, and posted them with the others in the Gulf of Argolis.
Then Andromeda, in a perfect tempest of outrage, fishfed the entire contents of the chest: shore me of my valiant past as a steering drover ballocks a bull.
Only during extreme stress or fury did the animalistic growl vibrate in his chest in such a way.
His hands cupped it, clenching on the rounded curves as an animalistic growl rumbled in his chest.
Nom Anor leaned back, and folded his long, bony fingers across his chest.
Every time Nom Anor glanced back toward the wall of rubble that so easily could have become his tomb, a spectral hand reached into his chest to twist his heart apart.
And Arete sent her serving-women, one to carry a sea-cloak, washed and fresh, a shirt as well, another assigned to bear the sturdy chest and a third to take the bread and ruddy wine.