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Meaning & Definition of Heart in English

English

Heart

/hɑrt/

noun

1. The locus of feelings and intuitions

  • "In your heart you know it is true"
  • "Her story would melt your bosom"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • pump
  • ,
  • ticker

3. The courage to carry on

  • "He kept fighting on pure spunk"
  • "You haven't got the heart for baseball"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • mettle
  • ,
  • nerve
  • ,
  • spunk

4. An area that is approximately central within some larger region

  • "It is in the center of town"
  • "They ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
  • "They were in the eye of the storm"
    synonym:
  • center
  • ,
  • centre
  • ,
  • middle
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • eye

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"
    synonym:
  • kernel
  • ,
  • substance
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • center
  • ,
  • centre
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • gist
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • heart

8. A firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)

  • "A five-pound beef heart will serve six"
    synonym:
  • heart

9. A positive feeling of liking

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • affection
  • ,
  • affectionateness
  • ,
  • fondness
  • ,
  • tenderness
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • heart

Examples of using

He has a big heart.
A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue.
You wrote a splendid text. There is no doubt that you have the heart of a poet and a great talent.