Definition of bosom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʊzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊzəm//
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  1. 1 [countable] a woman’s chest or breasts her ample bosom She pressed him to her bosom. Her bosom rose and fell; she was out of breath from keeping up with him. She clutched her son tightly 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.
  4. Word OriginOld English bōsm, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch boezem and German Busen.
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