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Definition of bosom noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a woman's chest or breasts her ample bosom She pressed him to her bosom.
  2. 2[countable] the part of a piece of clothing that covers a woman's bosom a rose pinned to her bosom
  3. 3the bosom of something [singular] a situation in which you are with people who love and protect you to live in the bosom of your family They were welcomed into the bosom of the church.
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