Definitions of heart

  1. a positive feeling of liking; " he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; " the child won everyone's heart"
  2. the locus of feelings and intuitions; " in your heart you know it is true"; " her story would melt your bosom"
  3. 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"
  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"
  5. 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"
  6. a playing card in the major suit of hearts; " he led the queen of hearts"
  7. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; " he had a change of heart"
  8. the courage to carry on; " he kept fighting on pure spunk"; " you haven't got the heart for baseball"
  9. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; " he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
  10. a firm rather dry variety meat ( usually beef or veal); " a five- pound beef heart will serve six"
  11. A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
  12. 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.
  13. The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.
  14. Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
  15. Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
  16. One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.
  17. Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.
  18. A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.
  19. To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
  20. To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
  21. 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.
  22. The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
  23. 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.
  24. A hollow muscular organ which receives the blood from the veins and propels it into the arteries. It is divided by a musculo- membranous septum into two halves- right or venous and left or arterial, each of which consists of a receiving chamber ( auricle or atrium) and an ejecting chamber ( ventricle); the orifices through which the blood enters and leaves the ventricles are provided with valves, the mitral and the aortic for the left ventricle, the tricuspid and the pulmonary for the right ventricle.
  25. The organ receiving and sending forth the blood; the circulatory system center.
  26. 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.
  27. Muscular organ that propels the blood; inner or chief part; affection; feeling; courage.
  28. The muscular organ that propels the blood.
  29. The emotional nature; tenderness; sympathy.
  30. Courage.
  31. Vital part; center; core.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. To become close or hard in the centre, as a cabbage.
  36. 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.

Usage examples for heart

  1. So to supper and to bed, with my heart full of trouble. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. He did not take it to heart – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  3. But in my heart I believe it is as good as settled between them." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  4. They were of his mind; never of his heart – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  5. They said her heart was good. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. For a moment his heart stood still. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  7. I feel it in my heart Now, now, Mother." – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  8. " No," she said at last, " I haven't the heart to stop him." – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  9. Gyp had his heart no one in the world would ever take it from her! – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  10. And wasn't his heart a- bustin' fer her? – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  11. Be true to what your heart says is right! – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  12. In my heart I understood why.... – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Have you no heart – Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009
  14. With all my heart Sir. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  15. He could not have the heart to! – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  16. So, dear heart the ugly thing is gone. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  17. " I hope with all my heart you will," says Mona. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  18. No man but only your own heart can tell you what is wrong and what is right. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  19. But in his heart he said: It is well. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  20. Penelope's heart at that. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds