An old chest.
chest definition by Webster's New World
- a box with a lid and, often, a lock, for storing or shipping things
- Rare a place where money or funds are kept; treasury
- a public fund: the community chest
- chest of drawers
- a cabinet, as for holding medical supplies or toiletries
- the part of the body enclosed by the ribs, breastbone, and diaphragm; thorax
- the outside front part of this
Origin: Middle English chest, chiste ; from Old English Old Norse or L: Old English cist and amp; Old Norse kista ; from Classical Latin cista ; from Classical Greek kistē, a box, basket ; from Indo-European an unverified form kista, woven container from source Old Irish cess, basket
chest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and the breastbone; the thorax.
- a. A sturdy box with a lid and often a lock, used especially for storage.b. A small closet or cabinet with shelves for storing supplies: a medicine chest above the bathroom sink.
- a. The treasury of a public institution.b. The funds kept there.
- a. A box for the shipping of certain goods, such as tea.b. The quantity packed in such a box.
- A sealed receptacle for liquid, gas, or steam.
- A bureau; a dresser.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English cest, box, from West Germanic *kista, from Latin cista, from Greek kistē.
chest - Medical Definition
chest - Phrases/Idioms
get something off one's chest
get (something) off (one's) chest