1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs from a trunk in not being covered with skin or leather.
2. The trunk of the body from the neck to the belly; the thorax. Hence, broad-chested, narrow-chested, having a broad or narrow chest
3. In commerce, a certain quantity; as a chest of sugar; a chest of indigo; etc.
CHEST of drawers is a case of movable boxes called drawers.
CHEST, verb transitive To reposit in a chest; to hoard.