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Definition of Chest


  1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
  2. A coffin.
  3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
  4. A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
  5. A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.
  6. To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
  7. To place in a coffin.
  8. Strife; contention; controversy.

Chest Quotations

The home should be the treasure chest of living. - Le Corbusier
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
Le Corbusier

Let me get you to understand I don't bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative and I don't stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
NeNe Leakes

Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart - poisoned as it is with pride and pain - and replacing it with his own.
Max Lucado

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
Neil Gaiman
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Chest Translations

chest in Afrikaans is bors
chest in Danish is kiste, bryst
chest in Dutch is boezem, borst
chest in Finnish is rinta
chest in French is sein, poitrine, commode, coffre
chest in German is Koffer, Brust, Kasten, Kasten
chest in Italian is torace, cassapanca, valigia, cassone
chest in Latin is arca archa, armarium
chest in Norwegian is bryst
chest in Portuguese is caixa, peito
chest in Spanish is arca, aparador, baul, cajon, pecho
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