Breast vs Thoracic - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between breast and thoracic

is that breast is either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men while thoracic is (zoology) one of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.

As a verb breast

is to push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.

As an adjective thoracic is

(anatomy) of the thorax.

breast

English

(wikipedia breast)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men.
  • Tanya's breasts grew alarmingly during pregnancy.
  • The chest, or front of the human thorax.
  • * 1798 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  • The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast , For he heard the loud bassoon.
  • A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  • The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
  • She kindled hope in the breast of all who heard her.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He has a loyal breast .
  • The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
  • The robin has a red breast .
  • A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork.
  • Would you like breast or wing?
  • The front or forward part of anything.
  • a chimney breast'''; a plough '''breast
  • * Milton
  • Mountains on whose barren breast / The labouring clouds do often rest.
  • (mining) The face of a coal working.
  • (mining) The front of a furnace.
  • (obsolete) The power of singing; a musical voice.
  • * Shakespeare
  • By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast .

    Synonyms

    * (female organs) See also * (chest) chest * (seat of emotions) heart, soul * (cut of poultry) white meat * (cut of meat) brisket

    Antonyms

    * (cut of poultry) thigh, wing, dark meat

    Derived terms

    * abreast * breastbone * breast cancer * breastfeed, breast feeding, breastfeeding * breastless * breast milk, breastmilk * breaststroke * breastwork * make a clean breast * redbreast

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
  • He breasted the hill and saw the town before him.
  • * Wirt
  • The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer.

    Anagrams

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    thoracic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * thoracick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) Of the thorax.
  • Derived terms

    * transthoracic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.
  • Anagrams

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