Definitions for heart

Definitions for (noun) heart

Main entry: heart

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

Usage: he led the queen of hearts; hearts were trumps

Main entry: spirit, heart

Definition: an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

Usage: he had a change of heart

Main entry: heart, spunk, nerve, mettle

Definition: the courage to carry on

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

Main entry: pump, heart, ticker

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

Usage: he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

Main entry: heart, bosom

Definition: the locus of feelings and intuitions

Usage: in your heart you know it is true; her story would melt your bosom

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

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

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Main entry: philia, tenderness, heart, fondness, affection, affectionateness, warmheartedness, warmness

Definition: a positive feeling of liking

Usage: 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

Main entry: heart

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

Usage: a five-pound beef heart will serve six

Main entry: eye, heart, centre, center, middle

Definition: an area that is approximately central within some larger region

Usage: it is in the center of town; they ran forward into the heart of the struggle; they were in the eye of the storm

Main entry: heart

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

Usage: he drew a heart and called it a valentine

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