1. the locus of feelings and intuitions
- in your heart you know it is true
Similar word(s): bosom
2. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
- he stood still, his heart thumping wildly
3. the courage to carry on
- you haven't got the heart for baseball
4. an area that is approximately central within some larger region
- they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
5. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- the heart and soul of the Republican Party
6. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
- he had a change of heart
Similar word(s): spirit
7. 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
Definition categories: shape
8. a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
- a five-pound beef heart will serve six
9. a positive feeling of liking
- the child won everyone's heart
Definition categories: feeling
10. a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
- he led the queen of hearts
- hearts were trumps
Definition categories: man–made
Sentences with heart as a noun:
- The team lost, but they showed a lot of heart.
- a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart
- The wood at the heart of a tree is the oldest.
- Buddhists believe that suffering is right at the heart of all life.
1. (transitive, poetic or humorous) To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.
2. (transitive, obsolete) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage.
3. (transitive, masonry) To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.
4. (intransitive, agriculture, botany) To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.