from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To enclose protectively; envelop.
- transitive v. Archaic To clasp to or hold in the bosom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To draw to or into one's bosom; to treasure.
- v. To enclose, surround, or protect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take into, or place in, the bosom; to cherish; to foster.
- transitive v. To inclose or surround; to shelter closely; to place in the midst of something.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take into or hold in the bosom; hold in nearness or intimacy; admit to the heart or affections; cherish.
- To inclose; embrace; encircle.
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