chest ( chests plural )
1 n-count Your chest is the top part of the front of your body where your ribs, lungs, and heart are.
oft poss N
He crossed his arms over his chest..., He was shot in the chest..., He complained of chest pain.
2 n-count A chest is a large, heavy box used for storing things.
At the very bottom of the chest were his carving tools., ...a treasure chest., ...a medicine chest.
3 If you get something off your chest, you talk about something that has been worrying you.
get something off your chest phrase V inflects (Antonym: bottle up)
I feel it's done me good to get it off my chest.
chest of drawers ( chests of drawers plural ) A chest of drawers is a low, flat piece of furniture with drawers in which you keep clothes and other things. n-count
tea chest ( tea chests plural ) A tea chest is a large wooden box in which tea is packed when it is exported. People also use tea chests for putting things in when they move from one house to another.
treasure chest ( treasure chests plural )
1 n-count A treasure chest is a box containing treasure.
2 n-count If you describe something as a treasure chestof a particular thing, you mean that it is very good source of that thing.
usu N of n
This book is a treasure chest of information.
war chest ( war chests plural ) A war chest is a fund to finance a project such as a political campaign. n-count
Governor Caperton has the largest campaign war chest.
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