Definition of "heart" []

  • Anatomy The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system. (noun)
  • Anatomy A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates. (noun)
  • The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast. (noun)
  • The vital center and source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities. (noun)
  • The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs: an appeal from the heart; a subject dear to her heart. (noun)
  • The hollow muscular organ in vertebrates whose contractions propel the blood through the circulatory system. In mammals it consists of a right and left atrium and a right and left ventricle (noun)

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  • The corresponding organ or part in invertebrates (noun)
  • This organ considered as the seat of life and emotions, esp love (noun)
  • Emotional mood or disposition (noun)
  • Tenderness or pity (noun)
  • Courage or spirit; bravery (noun)
  • The inmost or most central part of a thing (noun)
  • The most important or vital part (noun)
  • (of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part (noun)
  • The core of a tree (noun)
  • The part nearest the heart of a person; breast (noun)
  • A dearly loved person: usually used as a term of address (noun)
  • A conventionalized representation of the heart, having two rounded lobes at the top meeting in a point at the bottom (noun)
  • A red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card (noun)
  • A card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked (noun)
  • A fertile condition in land, conducive to vigorous growth in crops or herbage (esp in the phrase in good heart) (noun)
  • (of vegetables) to form a heart (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "heart" in a sentence
  • "Oh and the other day, we were sat in R. S [I have to sit right next to her * rolls eyes*] and she took this pink heart shaped piece of paper out of her organiser, it had I * heart* A. G written on it."
  • "If you will put health into my flesh, joy into my heart, and life into my whole frame, be of _one heart_ and of _one soul_."
  • "She had a generous heart, capable of great enterprises, and I do not doubt that she has left to you, her daughters, her _mind_ as well as her _heart_."