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heart

 
 
pronunciation:
hart
phrases:
after one's own heart, by heart, take to heart
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system of a person or animal.
She was afraid, and she could feel her heart beating faster.
 
similar words:
ticker
definition 2: the root of one's personality, feelings, or emotions.
In his heart he realized he was wrong.
synonyms:
bosom, breast
similar words:
soul
definition 3: sympathy, compassion, or love.
Anyone who had a heart would want to help this suffering animal.She told him he had no heart and was incapable of love.
synonyms:
compassion, sympathy
similar words:
beneficence, commiseration, feeling, good will, goodness, graciousness, kindness, love, magnanimity, pathos, sentiment, understanding
definition 4: anything shaped like the figure that somewhat resembles a heart, as on one of the four suits in a deck of cards.
The valentine card had red hearts on the front.
 
definition 5: the center of a place or thing.
They moved from the suburbs back into the heart of the city.
synonyms:
center, hub
similar words:
core, kernel, middle, nucleus
definition 6: the core.
Money is the heart of the matter.
synonyms:
core, crux, essence, gist, marrow, nub, pith
similar words:
center, genius, kernel, keystone, nitty-gritty, quick, root
definition 7: energy and courage; spirit.
The winning horse was small but had a lot of heart.
synonyms:
courage, pluck, spirit
similar words:
backbone, bravery, fortitude, guts, mettle, nerve, stomach, valor
definition 8: breast; bosom.
He put his hand on his heart and spoke the pledge of allegiance.
synonyms:
bosom, breast
similar words:
chest
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phrase: after one's own heart
phrase: by heart
phrase: take to heart
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