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Definitions and Synonyms of heartbeat | Another word for heartbeat | What is heartbeat?

Definition 1: an animating or vital unifying force - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • New York is the commercial heartbeat of America

(heartbeat is a kind of ...) a powerful effect or influence

"the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

Definition 2: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart - [noun denoting event]

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

  • he could feel the beat of her heart

Synonyms for heartbeat in the sense of this definition

(heartbeat is a kind of ...) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of heartbeat ) the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood

(... is a kind of heartbeat ) the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery

(... is a kind of heartbeat ) an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

"he felt a throbbing in his head"

Definition 3: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) - [noun denoting time]

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

  • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Synonyms for heartbeat in the sense of this definition

(heartbeat is a kind of ...) an indefinitely short time

"wait just a moment" "in a mo" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

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