chest /ˈʧɛst/ 名詞
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. A coffin. [Obs.]
He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer.
3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
4. Com. A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
5. Mech. 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.
Chest v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chested.]
1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.]
He dieth and is chested. --Gen. 1. 26 (heading).
Chest n. Strife; contention; controversy. [Obs.]
n 1: the part of the human body between the neck and the
diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
[syn: thorax, pectus]
2: box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
3: furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: chest of
drawers, bureau, dresser]
(Heb. _'aron_, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which
the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings
12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered
"coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, _genazim_
(plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."