1) n. - A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
2) n. - A coffin.
3) n. - The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
4) n. - A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
5) n. - A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.
6) v. i. - To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
7) v. i. - To place in a coffin.
8) n. - Strife; contention; controversy.