Thorax vs Chest - What's the difference?

thorax | chest |


As nouns the difference between thorax and chest

is that thorax is the middle of three distinct divisions in an insect, crustacean or arachnid body while chest is a box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid or chest can be debate; quarrel; strife; enmity.

As a verb chest is

to hit with one's chest (front of one's body).

thorax

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • the middle of three distinct divisions in an insect, crustacean or arachnid body
  • the region of the mammalian body between the neck and abdomen as well as the cavity containing the heart and lungs
  • Derived terms

    * thoracic * thoracal * thoracic vertebra * thoracoplasty

    chest

    English

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cheste, chiste, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure convex lid.
  • :
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • (lb) A coffin.
  • The place in which public money is kept; a treasury.
  • :
  • A chest of drawers.
  • (senseid)(lb) The portion of the front of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals.
  • :
  • #A hit or blow made with one's chest.
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  • Synonyms
    * (the thorax) breast * (box) trunk
    Derived terms
    * bad chest * chest cavity * chest cold * chestless * chestlike * chest of drawers * chest pass * chestnut * chest wall * chesty * get off one’s chest * hope chest * keep one's cards close to one's chest * treasure chest * war chest

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hit with one's chest (front of one's body)
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 23 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Blackburn 2 - 0 West Brom , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Pedersen fed Kalinic in West Brom's defensive third and his chested lay-off was met on the burst by the Canadian who pelted by Tamas and smashed the ball into the top of Myhill's net. }}
  • To deposit in a chest.
  • (obsolete) To place in a coffin.
  • * Bible, Genesis 1. 26
  • He dieth and is chested .

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) cheste, cheeste, cheaste, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Debate; quarrel; strife; enmity.