1. [ noun ] the locus of feelings and intuitions
Synonyms: bosom

"in your heart you know it is true" "her story would melt your bosom"

Related terms: intuition
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body
Synonyms: ticker pump

"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"

Related terms: internal_organ biauriculate_heart athlete's_heart circulatory_system coronary_artery valve heart_valve cardiac_muscle
3. [ noun ] the courage to carry on
Synonyms: nerve spunk mettle

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

Related terms: courage steel
4. [ noun ] an area that is approximately central within some larger region
Synonyms: center middle eye centre

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

Related terms: area city_center inner_city seat midfield hub financial_center see center_stage midstream medical_center hub storm_center city_of_london middle
5. [ noun ] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: center essence substance core sum heart_and_soul meat nub marrow pith nitty-gritty inwardness gist kernel

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

Related terms: content stuff hypostasis haecceity bare_bones quintessence summate
6. [ noun ] an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
Synonyms: spirit

"he had a change of heart"

Related terms: disposition
7. [ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) 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"

Related terms: plane_figure
8. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)

"a five-pound beef heart will serve six"

Related terms: variety_meat
9. [ noun ] a positive feeling of liking
Synonyms: affection tenderness fondness warmheartedness affectionateness

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart"

Related terms: feeling attachment regard soft_spot protectiveness
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19156
11. [ noun ] (cards) a playing card in the major suit of hearts

"he led the queen of hearts"

Related terms: playing_card major_suit
Similar spelling:   hearty