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chest

CHEST, n.

1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs from a trunk in not being covered with skin or leather.

2. The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax. Hence, broad-chested, narrow-chested, having a broad or narrow chest.

3. In commerce, a certain quantity; as a chest of sugar; a chest of indigo; &c.

Chest of drawers is a case of movable boxes called drawers.

CHEST, v.t. To reposit in a chest; to hoard.




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CHEST, n.

1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs from a trunk in not being covered with skin or leather.

2. The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax. Hence, broad-chested, narrow-chested, having a broad or narrow chest.

3. In commerce, a certain quantity; as a chest of sugar; a chest of indigo; &c.

Chest of drawers is a case of movable boxes called drawers.

CHEST, v.t. To reposit in a chest; to hoard.


CHEST, n. [Sax. cest or cyst; L. cista; W. cist; Ir. cisde; Gr. κιστη; G. kiste; D. kist; Sw. kista; Dan. kiste. See Chestnut.]

  1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs from a trunk in not being covered with skin or leather.
  2. The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax. Hence, broad-chested, narrow-chested, having a broad or narrow chest.
  3. In commerce, a certain quantity; as, a chest of sugar; a chest of indigo; &c. Chest of drawers is a case of movable boxes called drawers.

CHEST, v.t.

To reposit in a chest; to hoard. – Johnson.


Chest
  1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.

    Heaps of money crowded in the chest.
    Dryden.

  2. To deposit in a chest] to hoard.
  3. Strife; contention; controversy.

    [Obs.] P. Plowman.
  4. A coffin.

    [Obs.]

    He is now dead and mailed in his cheste.
    Chaucer.

  5. To place in a coffin.

    [Obs.]

    He dieth and is chested.
    Gen. 1. 26 (heading).

  6. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
  7. A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
  8. 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.

    Bomb chest, See under Bomb. -- Chest of drawers, a case or movable frame containing drawers.

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Chest

CHEST, noun

1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs from a trunk in not being covered with skin or leather.

2. The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax. Hence, broad-chested, narrow-chested, having a broad or narrow chest

3. In commerce, a certain quantity; as a chest of sugar; a chest of indigo; etc.

CHEST of drawers is a case of movable boxes called drawers.

CHEST, verb transitive To reposit in a chest; to hoard.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PIKE, n. [This word belongs to a numerous family of words expressing something pointed, or a sharp point, or as verbs, to dart,to thrust, to prick.]

1. A military weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a flat steel head pointed; called the spear. This weapon was formerly used by infantry, but its use is now limited to officers, and it is called a sponton or spontoon. Its use among soldiers is superseded by the bayonet.

2. A fork used in husbandry; but we now use fork or pitchfork.

3. Among turners, the iron sprigs used to fasten any thing to be turned.

4. In ichthyology, a fish of the genus Esox, so named from its long shape or from the form of its snout. It is a fresh water fish, living in deep water and very voracious, but very palatable food.

The pike, the tyrant of the flood.

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