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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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