chest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “chest” in the English Dictionary

"chest" in British English

See all translations

chestnoun [C]

uk   us   /tʃest/

chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the ​upperfrontpart 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 ​pointblankrange. He ​folded his ​arms across his chest. His ​shirt was ​open to the ​waistrevealing a very hairy chest. She went to the ​doctorcomplaining of chest pains.
More examples

chest noun [C] (BOX)

C2 a ​large, ​strongbox, usually made of ​wood, used for ​storinggoods or possessions or for ​moving possessions from one ​place to another: Her ​books and ​clothes were ​packed into chests and ​shippedacross to Canada.
(Definition of chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chest" in American English

See all translations

chestnoun [C]

 us   /tʃest/

chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

the ​upperfrontpart of the ​body of humans and some ​animals, between the ​stomach and the ​neck, ​enclosing the ​heart and ​lungs: He ​folded his ​armsacross his chest.

chest noun [C] (BOX)

a ​large, ​strongbox, usually made of ​wood, which is used for ​storingvaluablegoods or possessions or for ​moving possessions from one ​place to another
(Definition of chest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chest?