Definition of Heart in English :

Define Heart in English

Heart meaning in English

Meaning of Heart in English

Pronunciation of Heart in English

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see synonyms of heart


1. bosom, heart

the locus of feelings and intuitions

Example Sentences:
'in your heart you know it is true'
'her story would melt your bosom'

2. heart, pump, ticker

the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

Example Sentences:
'he stood still, his heart thumping wildly'

3. heart, mettle, nerve, spunk

the courage to carry on

Example Sentences:
'he kept fighting on pure spunk'
'you haven't got the heart for baseball'

4. center, centre, eye, heart, middle

an area that is approximately central within some larger region

Example Sentences:
'it is in the center of town'
'they ran forward into the heart of the struggle'
'they were in the eye of the storm'

5. center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Example Sentences:
'the gist of the prosecutor's argument'
'the heart and soul of the Republican Party'
'the nub of the story'

6. heart, spirit

an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

Example Sentences:
'he had a change of heart'

7. heart

a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines

Example Sentences:
'he drew a heart and called it a valentine'

8. heart

a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)

Example Sentences:
'a five-pound beef heart will serve six'

9. affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness

a positive feeling of liking

Example Sentences:
'he had trouble expressing the affection he felt'
'the child won everyone's heart'
'the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home'

10. heart

a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it

Example Sentences:
'he led the queen of hearts'
'hearts were trumps'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of heart
the hollow muscular organ in vertebrates whose contractions propel the blood through the circulatory system. In mammals it consists of a right and left atrium and a right and left ventricle
▶ Related adjective: cardiac
the corresponding organ or part in invertebrates
this organ considered as the seat of life and emotions, esp love
emotional mood or disposition
a happy heart
a change of heart
tenderness or pity
you have no heart
courage or spirit; bravery
the inmost or most central part of a thing
the heart of the city
the most important or vital part
the heart of the matter
(of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part
the core of a tree
the part nearest the heart of a person; breast
she held him to her heart
a dearly loved person: usually used as a term of address
dearest heart
a conventionalized representation of the heart, having two rounded lobes at the top meeting in a point at the bottom
a red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card
a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked
a fertile condition in land, conducive to vigorous growth in crops or herbage (esp in the phrase in good heart)
16.  after one's own heart
17.  at heart
18.  break one's heart
19.  by heart
20.  cross my heart!
21.  eat one's heart out
22.  from one's heart
23.  have a heart!
24.  have one's heart in it
25.  have one's heart in one's boots
26.  have one's heart in one's mouth
27.  have one's heart in the right place
28.  have the heart
29.  heart and soul
30.  heart of hearts
31.  heart of oak
32.  in one's heart
33.  lose heart
34.  lose one's heart to
35.  near to one's heart
36.  set one's heart on
37.  take heart
38.  take to heart
39.  to one's heart's content
40.  wear one's heart on one's sleeve
41.  with all one's heart
42. (intransitive)
(of vegetables) to form a heart
43.  an archaic word for hearten

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see synonyms of heart
the hollow, muscular organ in a vertebrate animal that receives blood from the veins and pumps it through the arteries by alternate dilation and contraction
an analogous part in most invertebrate animals
the part of the human body thought of as containing the heart; breast; bosom
any place or part like a heart, in that it is near the center
; specif.,
the central core of a plant or vegetable
hearts of celery
the center or innermost part of a place or region
the heart of a city
the central, vital, or main part; real meaning; essence; core
the human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
; specif.,
inmost thought and feeling; consciousness or conscience
to know in one's heart
the source of emotions
see also head (sense 2) head (sense 2a)
one's emotional nature; disposition
to have a kind heart
any of various humane feelings; love, devotion, sympathy, etc.
mood; feeling
to have a heavy heart
spirit, resolution, or courage
to lose heart
a person, usually one loved or admired in some specified way
he is a valiant heart
something like a heart in shape; conventionalized design or representation of a heart, shaped like this: ♥
any of a suit of playing cards marked with such figures in red
b.  [pl., with sing. or pl. v.]
this suit of cards
c.  US; [pl., with sing. v.]
a card game in which the object is either to avoid winning any hearts or the queen of spades, or to win all the hearts and the queen of spades
verb transitive
9.  Rare
to hearten, or encourage

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of heart
1. Anatomy
a. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
b. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
2. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
a. The vital center and source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities.
b. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs: an appeal from the heart; a subject dear to her heart.
c. The seat of the intellect or imagination: the worst atrocities the human heart could devise.
a. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character: a man after my own heart.
b. One's prevailing mood or current inclination: We were light of heart.
a. Capacity for sympathy or generosity; compassion: a leader who seems to have no heart.
b. Love; affection: The child won my heart.
a. Courage; resolution; fortitude: The soldiers lost heart and retreated.
b. The firmness of will or the callousness required to carry out an unpleasant task or responsibility: hadn't the heart to send them away without food.
7. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous: a dear heart.
a. The central or innermost physical part of a place or region: the heart of the financial district.
b. The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable, such as a heart of palm.
9. The most important or essential part: get to the heart of the matter.
10. A conventional two-lobed representation of the heart, usually colored red or pink.
11. Games
a. A red, heart-shaped figure on certain playing cards.
b. A playing card with this figure.
c. hearts (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The suit of cards represented by this figure.
d. A card game in which the object is either to avoid hearts when taking tricks or to take all the hearts.
tr.v. heart·ed, heart·ing, hearts
1. Slang To have great liking or affection for: I heart chocolate chip cookies!
2. Archaic To encourage; hearten.

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