ETYM Old Eng. brest, breost, As. breóst; akin to Icel. brjôst, Swed. bröst, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, Dutch borst, German brust.
One of a pair of organs on the chest of the human female, also known as a mammary gland. Each of the two breasts contains milk-producing cells and a network of tubes or ducts that lead to openings in the nipple.
Milk-producing cells in the breast do not become active until a woman has given birth to a baby. Breast milk is made from substances extracted from the mother's blood as it passes through the breasts. It contains all the nourishment a baby needs, including antibodies to help fight infection.
1. Either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; SYN. bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty.
2. Meat carved from the breast of a fowl; SYN. white meat.
3. The front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen.
1. To meet at breast level.
2. To reach the summit.