breast vs summit what difference

what is difference between breast and summit

English

Alternative forms

  • brest (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English brest, from Old English brēost, from Proto-West Germanic *breust, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell). Compare West Frisian boarst, Danish bryst, Swedish bröst; cf. also Dutch borst, German Brust.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brĕst, IPA(key): /bɹɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Homophone: Brest

Noun

breast (plural breasts)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the two organs on the front of a female human’s chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in males.
  2. (anatomy) 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.
  3. A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  4. The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one’s heart or innermost thoughts.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      [] Thou best know’st
      What torment I did find thee in. Thy groans
      Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts
      Of ever-angry bears— it was a torment
      To lay upon the damn’d, which Sycorax
      Could not again undo. It was mine art,
      When I arrived and heard thee, that made gape
      The pine and let thee out.
  5. The ventral portion of an animal’s thorax.
  6. 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.
  7. The front or forward part of anything.
    • 1645, John Milton, L’Allegro
      Mountains on whose barren breast / The labouring clouds do often rest.
  8. (mining) The face of a coal working.
  9. (mining) The front of a furnace.
  10. (obsolete) The power of singing; a musical voice.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II scene iii[3]:
      By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast.
  11. (swimming) the breaststroke

Synonyms

  • (female organs): See also Thesaurus:breasts
  • (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

Translations

Verb

breast (third-person singular simple present breasts, present participle breasting, simple past and past participle breasted)

  1. (transitive, often figuratively) To push against with the breast; to meet full on, oppose, face.
  2. To reach the top (of a hill).
  3. (transitive, cooking) To debreast.
    • 2005, Texas Judicial Cookbook: Hello There!
      Breast the birds; wash and dry well. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the birds in a roasting pan.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Baster, Be star, Sterba, Tarbes, abrest, barest, baster, bestar, rebats, tabers


English

Etymology 1

From Late Middle English somete, from early Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, somet (compare modern French sommet), a diminutive of som (highest part, top of a hill), from Latin summum.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sŭmʹĭt, IPA(key): /ˈsʌmɪt/
  • Homophone: summat (in some dialects)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmɪt

Noun

summit (plural summits)

  1. (countable) A peak; the topmost point or surface, as of a mountain.
    In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mount Shasta.
  2. (countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.
    They met for an international summit on environmental issues.
Usage notes

Colloquially summit is used for only the highest point of a mountain, while in mountaineering any point that is higher than surrounding points is a summit, such as the South Summit of Mount Everest. These are distinguished by topographic prominence as subsummits (low prominence) or independent summits (high prominence).

Synonyms
  • (peak, top of mountain): acme, apex, peak, zenith
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

summit (third-person singular simple present summits, present participle summiting or summitting, simple past and past participle summited or summitted)

  1. (transitive, hiking, climbing, colloquial) To reach the summit of a mountain.
    • 2012, Kenza Moller, “Eyes on the North,” Canadian Geographic, vol. 132, no. 4 (July/Aug.) p. 10:
      Of the range’s 12 peaks, Mount Saskatchewan is the only one that has yet to be summited.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English *summit, *sumwit, *sumwiht, variant of sum wiht, som wiht (some thing, literally some wight). More at some, wight.

Alternative forms

  • sommit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʊmit/

Pronoun

summit

  1. (Northern England, East Midlands) Something

Anagrams

  • mutism

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsum.mit/, /ˈsam.mit/

Noun

summit m (invariable)

  1. summit (gathering of leaders)
    Synonyms: vertice, conferenza

References


Swedish

Verb

summit

  1. supine of simma. (strong inflection)

Anagrams

  • mutism

Tatar

Etymology

Borrowed from English summit.

Noun

summit

  1. summit

References

  • İnvestitsiä Summitı

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