chest definition, meaning - what is chest in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “chest”

See all translations

chest

noun [C] uk   us   /tʃest/

chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the upper front part of the body of humans and some animals, between the stomach and the neck, containing the heart and lungs: He was shot in the chest at point blank range. He folded his arms across his chest. His shirt was open to the waist revealing a very hairy chest. She went to the doctor complaining of chest pains.
More examples

chest noun [C] (BOX)

C2 a large strong box, usually made of wood, used for storing goods or possessions or for moving possessions from one place to another: Her books and clothes were packed into chests and shipped across to Canada.
(Definition of chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “chest” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More