Has a tattoo on his chest.
A medicine chest above the bathroom sink.
She had a sudden pain in her chest.
- To vent one's pent-up feelings.
- to unburden oneself of some trouble, annoyance, etc. by talking about it
Other Word Forms
Origin of chest
- Middle English from Old English cest box from West Germanic kista from Latin cista from Greek kistē
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English cheste, chiste, from Old English ċest, ċist (“chest, casket; coffin; rush basket; box”), from Proto-Germanic *kistō (“chest, box”), from Latin cista (“chest, box”), from Ancient Greek κίστη (kistē, “chest, box, basket, hamper”), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂ (“woven container”). Germanic cognates include Scots kist (“chest, box, trunk, coffer”), West Frisian kiste (“box, chest”), Dutch kist (“box, case, chest, coffin”), German Kiste (“box, crate, case, chest”).
- From Middle English cheste, cheeste, cheaste, from Old English ċēast, ċēas (“strife, quarrel, quarrelling, contention, murmuring, sedition, scandal; reproof”). Related to Old Frisian kāse (“strife, contention”), Old Saxon caest (“quarrel, dispute”), Old High German kōsa (“speech, story, account”).