heartbeat

heartbeat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heartbeat

Definition
(noun) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
Synonyms : beat , pulsation , pulse
Example Sentence
  • he could feel the beat of her heart
Definition
(noun) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
Example Sentence
  • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
Definition
(noun) an animating or vital unifying force
Example Sentence
  • New York is the commercial heartbeat of America

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