from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Healthily plump and ample of figure: "A generation ago, fat babies were considered healthy and buxom actresses were popular, but society has since come to worship thinness” ( Robert A. Hamilton).
- adj. Full-bosomed.
- adj. Archaic Lively, vivacious, and gay.
- adj. Obsolete Obedient; yielding; pliant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.
- adj. Healthy, lively.
- adj. Cheerful, lively, happy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.
- adj. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
- adj. having a pronounced womanly shape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yielding to pressure; flexible; unresisting.
- Obedient; obsequious; submissive.
- Having health and comeliness together with a lively disposition; healthy and cheerful; brisk; jolly; lively and vigorous.
- Showing vigor or robustness; sturdy; fresh; brisk: said of things: as, “buxom valour,”
- Amorous; wanton.
- To be obedient; yield.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
- adj. (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous
None other of the deathless gods is to blame, but only cloud-gathering Zeus who gave her to Hades, her father's brother, to be called his buxom wife.
Russell, best known as the buxom star of 1940s and 1950s movie, died of respiratory problems at her home in Santa Maria, central California, according to Etta Waterfield, her daughter-in-law.
Russell, best known as the buxom star of 1940s and 1950s movie, died of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, central California, her family said.
Russell, best known as the buxom star of 1940s and 1950s films, died of respiratory problems at her home in Santa Maria, central California, according to Etta Waterfield, her daughter-in-law.
Henry seemed to have so much guilt attached to his marriage with Katherine; one wonders if it was because she was, as Henry himself testified, "buxom" in the bedchamber.
English marriage rites until the fourteenth century, when the wife promised to be "buxom" (which then meant submissive) and "bonair"
Hades, her father’s brother, to be called his buxom wife.
Madame Guiccioli was a kind of buxom parlour-boarder, compressing herself artificially into dignity and elegance, and fancying she walked, in the eyes of the whole world, a heroine by the side of a poet.
She had a riotous, inappropriate sense of humor, which I inherited, along with her "buxom" figure.
(after all, "buxom" and "consumptive" aren't usually written about the same performer in the same performance by critics; in this case, sadly, it happened).
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