heart

heart NOUN 1) a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. 2) the central, innermost, or vital part: the heart of the city. 3) a person's feeling of or capacity for love or compassion. 4) mood or feeling: a change of heart. 5) courage or enthusiasm. 6) a symbolic representation of a heart with two equal curves meeting at a point at the bottom and a cusp at the top. 7) (hearts) one of the four suits in a pack of playing cards, denoted by a red symbol of a heart.
after one's own heart — Cf. ↑after one's own heart
at heart — Cf. ↑at heart
break someone's heart — Cf. ↑break someone's heart
by heart — Cf. by heart
close (or dear) to one's heart — Cf. ↑dear to one's heart
from the (or the bottom of one's) heart — Cf. ↑from the heart
have a heart — Cf. ↑have a heart
have a heart of gold — Cf. ↑have a heart of gold
have one's heart in one's mouth — Cf. ↑have one's heart in one's mouth
have one's heart in the right place — Cf. ↑have one's heart in the right place
one's heart's desire — Cf. ↑one's heart's desire
one's heartstrings — Cf. ↑one's heartstrings
in one's heart of hearts — Cf. ↑in one's heart of hearts
take to heart — Cf. ↑take to heart
wear one's hea rt on one's sleeve — Cf. ↑wear one's hea rt on one's sleeve
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • heart — W1S1 [ha:t US ha:rt] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stoma …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Heart — (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r. [root]277. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heart — [ hart ] noun *** ▸ 1 organ that pumps blood ▸ 2 area of chest with heart ▸ 3 your feelings ▸ 4 inner central part ▸ 5 shape representing love ▸ 6 suit of playing cards ▸ 7 most important part ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the organ in your chest that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heart — [härt] n. [ME herte < OE heorte, akin to Ger herz < IE base * k̑erd , k̑ṙd , heart > L cor, (gen. cordis), Gr kardia, OIr cride, Serb sr̈ce] 1. a) the hollow, muscular organ in a vertebrate animal that receives blood from the veins and… …   English World dictionary

  • HEART — (Heb. לֵב, lev, pl. לִבּוֹת, libbot; לֵבָב, levav, pl. לְבָבוֹת, levavot). The corresponding Hebrew words only sometimes have the meanings in question but many translators and writers on Bible are, or act as if they were, largely unaware of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Heart — Жанры Рок, хард рок, AOR Годы с 1974 года Страны …   Википедия

  • Heart FM — (Музыка сердца) Страна …   Википедия

  • Heart — o su plural Hearts (en castellano: corazón o corazones) puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Traducción 2 Heart 2.1 Música 2.2 Cine y televisión …   Wikipedia Español

  • heart — O.E. heorte heart; breast, soul, spirit, will, desire; courage; mind, intellect, from P.Gmc. *khertan (Cf. O.S. herta, O.Fris. herte, O.N. hjarta, Du. hart, O.H.G. herza, Ger. Herz, Goth. hairto), from PIE *kerd heart (Cf. Gk. kardia, L …   Etymology dictionary

  • Heart On — Album par Eagles of Death Metal Sortie 28 octobre 2008 Enregistrement 2008 Genre Garage rock, Hard rock Producteur Josh Homme …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.