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heart - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heart

Definition
(noun) the locus of feelings and intuitions
Synonyms : bosom
Example Sentence
  • in your heart you know it is true
  • her story would melt your bosom

Definition
(noun) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
Synonyms : pump , ticker
Example Sentence
  • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

Definition
(noun) the courage to carry on
Synonyms : mettle , nerve , spunk
Example Sentence
  • he kept fighting on pure spunk
  • you haven't got the heart for baseball

Definition
(noun) an area that is approximately central within some larger region
Synonyms : center , centre , eye , middle
Example Sentence
  • it is in the center of town
  • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
  • they were in the eye of the storm

Definition
(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Definition
(noun) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
Synonyms : spirit
Example Sentence
  • he had a change of heart

Definition
(noun) a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines
Example Sentence
  • he drew a heart and called it a valentine

Definition
(noun) a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
Example Sentence
  • a five-pound beef heart will serve six

Definition
(noun) a positive feeling of liking
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
Example Sentence
  • he led the queen of hearts
  • hearts were trumps

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