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Definition 1: a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he led the queen of hearts
  • hearts were trumps

(heart is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(... is a member of heart) (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

Definition 2: the courage to carry on - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

Definition 3: an inclination or tendency of a certain kind - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a change of heart

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

Definition 4: the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body - [noun denoting body]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) a main organ that is situated inside the body

(... is a kind of heart ) enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance

(... is a kind of heart ) a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles

(heart is a part of ...) the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart

(heart is a part of ...) the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction

(heart is a part of ...) a valve to control one-way flow of blood

(heart is a part of ...) a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

(... is part of heart) the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

Definition 5: the locus of feelings and intuitions - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) an impression that something might be the case

"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Definition 6: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of heart ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of heart ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of heart ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of heart ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of heart ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 7: a positive feeling of liking - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
  • the child won everyone's heart
  • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of heart ) a feeling of affection for a person or an institution

(... is a kind of heart ) a feeling of protective affection

(... is a kind of heart ) a feeling of friendship and esteem

"she mistook his manly regard for love" "he inspires respect"

(... is a kind of heart ) a sentimental affection

"she had a soft spot for her youngest son"

Definition 8: a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal) - [noun denoting food]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a five-pound beef heart will serve six

(heart is a kind of ...) edible viscera of a butchered animal

Definition 9: an area that is approximately central within some larger region - [noun denoting location]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heart in the sense of this definition

(heart is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of heart ) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is a kind of heart ) (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)

(... is a kind of heart ) the part of a city where medical facilities are centered

(... is a kind of heart ) the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city

(... is a kind of heart ) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

"the playground is the hub of parental supervision" "the airport is the economic hub of the area"

(... is a kind of heart ) the part of a city where financial institutions are centered

(... is a kind of heart ) the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm

(... is a kind of heart ) the central part of a city

(... is a kind of heart ) the central area on a theater stage

(... is a kind of heart ) the middle of a stream

(... is an instance of heart) the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London

Definition 10: a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where heart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drew a heart and called it a valentine

(heart is a kind of ...) a two-dimensional shape

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