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Definitions of heart

  1. To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To become close or hard in the centre, as a cabbage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a playing card in the major suit of hearts; "he led the queen of hearts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Courage; courageous purpose; spirit. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Vital part; secret meaning; real intention. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, - used as a symbol or representative of the heart. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The organ in animals which causes the blood to circulate through the arteries, etc.; the vital, inner, or chief part of anything; the often assumed seat of the affections and passions; emotion; tenderness; affection; courage; will; spirit; energy; power; resolution; secret thoughts; consclence; one of a suit of cards marked with one or more red hearts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The organ that circulates the blood: the vital, inner, or chief part of anything: the seat of the affections, etc., esp. love: courage: vigor: secret meaning or design: that which resembles a heart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Muscular organ that propels the blood; inner or chief part; affection; feeling; courage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The muscular organ that propels the blood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The emotional nature; tenderness; sympathy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Courage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Vital part; center; core. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The muscular organ, situated in the thorax, the action of which determines the circulation of the blood; the inner part of anything; the chief or vital part; the seat of the affections and passions; the seat of the understanding; the seat of the will; the moral sense; secret purpose; love; courage; spirit; disposition of mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. The well-known organ in animals which, by alternate contracting and expanding, sends the blood through the arteries, to be again received by it from the veins; the vital, inner, or chief part of anything; the centre or interior; the seat of the affections and passions; disposition of mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. A hollow muscular organ with a varying number of chambers which by rhythmic contraction keeps up the circulation of the blood; the core or central portion of a tree or fruit. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  28. Like a heart. To get or learn by heart, to commit to memory. To take or lay to heart, to be much affected. To set the heart on, to fix the desires on. To set the heart at rest, to make one's self quiet. To find in the heart, to be willing or disposed. To have in the heart, to purpose. At heart, at bottom. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for heart

  1. But in my heart I believe it is as good as settled between them." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  2. Penelope's heart at that. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
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