heart meaning

[ hɑ:t ] Pronunciation:   "heart" in a sentence
Noun: heart  haa(r)t
  1. The locus of feelings and intuitions
    "in your heart you know it is true"

Sounds like: hart

Derived forms: hearts

See also: cardiac, cardiorespiratory, hearty

Type of: area, braveness, bravery, cognitive content, content, country, courage, courageousness, disposition, feeling, hunch, internal organ, intuition, mental object, organs, plane figure, playing card, suspicion, temperament, two-dimensional figure, variety meat, viscus

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system, major suit

Encyclopedia: Heart, Beating in the Dark Heart Heart, Mind and Soul Heart, artificial Heart, Soul & a Voice Heart, Soul & A Voice

[American slang]
tr. to love someone or something. (Teens.)
• Oh, I just, like, heart your letter.
• She's hearting him more every day.


The center portion of a log, usually referring to heartwood or duramen.

The hollow,muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood. n
1 : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood and that in the human adult is about five inches (13 centimeters) long and three and one half inches (9 centimeters) broad, is of conical form, is placed obliquely in the chest with the broad end upward and to the right and the apex opposite the interval between the cartilages of the fifth and sixth ribs on the left side, is enclosed in a serous pericardium, and consists as in other mammals and in birds of four chambers divided into an upper pair of rather thin-walled atria which receive blood from the veins and a lower pair of thick-walled ventricles into which the blood is forced and which in turn pump it into the arteries
2 : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart


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  1. he is alive -- his heart is still beating.
  2. his heart is linked with the hearts of the masses.
  3. his heart is linked with the hearts of the masses.
  4. my heart should have been so insensible.
  5. you will be in your hearts to one another.

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