- bosom used 41 times.
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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 (Genesis 16:5; 2 Samuel 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 (Isaiah 40:11).
BO'SOM, noun s as z.
1. The breast of a human being and the parts adjacent.
2. The folds or covering of clothes about the breast.
Put thy hand in thy bosom Exodus 4:6.
3. Embrace, as with the arms; inclosure; compass; often implying friendship or affection; as, to live in the bosom of a church.
4. The breast, as inclosing the heart; or the interior of the breast, considered as the seat of the passions.
Anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9.
Their soul was poured into their mother's bosom Lamentations 2:12.
5. The breast, or its interior, considered as a close place, the receptacle of secrets.
If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom Job 31:33.
6. Any inclosed place; the interior; as the bosom of the earth or of the deep.
7. The tender affections; kindness; favor; as the son of his bosom; the wife of thy bosom
He shall carry the lambs in his bosom Isaiah 40:11.
8. The arms, or embrace of the arms. Psalms 129:7.
9. Inclination; desire. [Not used.]
Bosom, in composition, implies intimacy, affection and confidence; as a bosom-friend, an intimate or confidential friend; bosom-lover, bosom-interest, bosom-secret, etc. In such phrases, bosom may be considered as an attribute equivalent to intimate, confidential, dear.
BO'SOM, verb transitive To inclose in the bosom; to keep with care.
Bosom up my counsel.
1. To conceal; to hide from view.
To happy convents bosom'd deep in vines.
BO'SOMED, participle passive Inclosed in the breast; concealed.