The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
- The chest of a human: He held the sleepy child to his bosom.
- A woman's breast or breasts.
- The part of a garment covering the chest or breasts.
- The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family.
- The chest considered as the source of emotion.
- Beloved; intimate: a bosom friend.