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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bos·om /ˈbʊzəm ||ˈbu-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bos·om n.
 1. The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
    You must prepare your bosom for his knife.   --Shak.
 3. The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts.
 Tut, I am in their bosoms, and I know
 Wherefore they do it.   --Shak.
    If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom.   --Job xxxi. 33.
 4. Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.
    Within the bosom of that church.   --Hooker.
 5. Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth. “The bosom of the ocean.”
 6. 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.
    He put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.   --Ex. iv. 6.
 7. Inclination; desire. [Obs.]
 8. A depression round the eye of a millstone.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 bos·om, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the bosom.
 2. Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 bos·om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bosomed p. pr. & vb. n. Bosoming.]
 1. To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.
 Bosom up my counsel,
 You'll find it wholesome.   --Shak.
 2. To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.
    To happy convents bosomed deep in vines.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are
           kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
      2: a person's breast or chest
      3: cloth that covers the chest or breasts
      4: a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing
         embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family" [syn:
      5: the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you
         know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom" [syn:
      6: either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on
         the chest of a woman [syn: breast, knocker, boob, tit,
      v 1: hide in one's bosom; "She bosomed his letters"
      2: hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They
         embraced" [syn: embrace, hug, squeeze]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In the East objects are carried in the bosom which Europeans
    carry in the pocket. To have in one's bosom indicates kindness,
    secrecy, or intimacy (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:8). Christ is said to
    have been in "the bosom of the Father," i.e., he had the most
    perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with
    him (John 1:18). John (13:23) was "leaning on Jesus' bosom" at
    the last supper. Our Lord carries his lambs in his bosom, i.e.,
    has a tender, watchful care over them (Isa. 40:11).