Definition of bosom :
1. A depression round the eye of a millstone.
2. Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth.
3. Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.
4. Inclination; desire.
5. Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.
6. Of or pertaining to the bosom.
7. The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
8. The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts.
9. The part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a linen bosom.
10. To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.
11. To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.
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- " Why, don't you think," said I, smiling, " that your Heavenly Father would have taken you right into His own bosom?" - "Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School", Elizabeth P. Peabody.
- His bosom laboured violently- a bitter agony nested within it. - "Four Phases of Love", Paul Heyse.
- Low- spirited at not having any sure direction for his journey, he struck his bosom, and said, " So are we borne away and removed from good fortune." - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.