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Definition of “breast” - English Dictionary

"breast" in American English

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 us   /brest/
  • breast noun (OF A WOMAN)

[C] either of the two ​soft, ​roundedparts of a woman’s ​chest that can ​producemilk after she has a ​baby
  • breast noun (OF A BIRD)

[C/U] the ​frontpart of a bird’s ​body: [U] Would you ​prefer breast of ​chicken?
(Definition of breast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"breast" in British English

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uk   us   /brest/
  • breast noun (WOMAN)

B1 [C] either of the two ​soft, ​roundedparts of a woman's ​chest that ​producemilk after she has a ​baby: When a woman ​becomespregnant her breasts ​tend to ​growlarger. breast cancer Do you ​think she's had breast implants?

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  • breast noun (BIRD/ANIMAL)

[C] the ​frontpart of a bird's ​body: A ​robin is ​easy to ​identify because of ​itsred breast. [U or C] the ​meat from the ​frontpart of the ​body of a ​bird or other ​animal: I had a ​cold chicken breast and a ​salad for ​lunch. breast of ​turkey pigeon breasts
  • breast noun (CHEST)

[C] literary a person's ​chest: The ​daggerentered his breast. [C] literary the ​centre of a person's ​feelings: A ​feeling of ​lovesurged in his breast.
(Definition of breast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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