from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chest used by a young woman for clothing and household goods, such as linens and silver, in anticipation of marriage.

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  • n. A box containing items, especially clothing, table linens, towels, bed linens, and quilts, typically stored by unmarried young women in anticipation of future marriages or married lives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage


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  • Tower opened her hope chest and removed the birthname talisman the ladies of Condigeo had given her.

    Burning Tower

  • Eleven years ago Mary Elise McRae had expected to fill a hope chest for Daniel Baker.

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