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Definition of Heart

Noun: heart  haa(r)t

  1. The locus of feelings and intuitions
    "in your heart you know it is true";
    - bosom
     
  2. The hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly";
    - pump, ticker
     
  3. The courage to carry on
    "you haven't got the heart for baseball";
    - mettle, nerve, spunk
     
  4. An area that is approximately central within some larger region
    "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle";
    - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], middle, eye
     
  5. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
    - kernel, substance, core, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence, gist, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
     
  6. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind
    "he had a change of heart";
    - spirit
     
  7. A plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines
    "he drew a heart and called it a valentine"
     
  8. A firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
    "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
     
  9. A positive feeling of liking
    "the child won everyone's heart";
    - affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
     
  10. A playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
    "he led the queen of hearts"; "hearts were trumps"

See also:
Hearst
heartache

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