- I UK [hɑː(r)t] / US [hɑrt]
Word forms "heart":
singular heart plural hearts
1) [countable] the organ in your chest that makes blood flow around your bodyhave a weak/bad heart:
I could hear his heart beating.
Did you know he had a weak heart?2) [countable] the area of your chest where your heart is
She held the child close to her heart.3) [countable] your feelings and emotions considered as part of your characterhave a kind/good/big heart (= be a kind/good/generous person):
My advice would be to follow your heart.
Ted may not be rich but he's got a good heart.4)a) [singular] the central part of something, that is furthest from the outsideheart of:
They live in the heart of the city's medieval quarter.
a beautiful house deep in the heart of the English countrysideb) [countable] the inner, central part of something such as a vegetable
artichoke hearts5) [singular] the most important or basic part of somethinggo/get to the heart of something (= relate to its most important part):be at the heart of something:
These questions go to the heart of the current debate.
Cost-cutting is at the heart of their development plan.6) [countable] a shape that represents love
a shirt decorated with little hearts7)a) [countable] a playing card with a red heart shape on itb) hearts[plural] the suit of playing cards that have red heart shapes on them. The other suits are diamonds, clubs, and spades
the six of hearts•
close/dear/near to someone's heart— very important or interesting to someone
a topic that is obviously very close to his heart
have your heart set on (doing) something= set your heart on (doing) something — to decide that you want something very much
He's got his heart set on winning the competition.
my heart bleeds (for someone)— spoken used for saying that you feel sympathy for someone. This phrase is usually used in a humorous way to show that, in fact, you do not feel any sympathy at all.
someone's heart leaps/jumps/quickens— used for saying that someone suddenly feels excited, nervous, or afraid
someone's heart pounds/beats/thumps— used for saying that someone can feel their heart moving quickly because they are very excited or afraid
in someone's heart (of hearts)— used for talking about true or secret feelings
In his heart he knew she was right.
lose your heart (to someone)— literary to start to love someone
a man/woman after your own heart— someone who has the same opinions as you on a particular subject
(off) by heart— if you know something by heart, you can remember all the words in it without any help
We learned long passages of poetry off by heart.
play/work/sing etc your heart out— to put a lot of effort into playing, working, singing etc
The children all sang their hearts out.
sob/cry your heart out— to cry a lot, because you are very upset
(straight) from the heart— being completely honest about your feelings
She wrote me a letter straight from the heart.
take heart (from something)— to feel happier or less worried because of something
The team took heart from an honourable draw.
warm/gladden someone's heart— mainly literary to make someone feel happy
wear/have your heart on your sleeve— to make your feelings obvious to other people
win/capture/steal someone's heart— mainly literary to make someone start to love you
with all your heart (and soul)— literary used for emphasizing that a feeling is very strong
She wished with all her heart that he would come.
(with) your heart in your mouth— feeling very nervous or afraid
She picked up the phone, her heart in her mouth.- at heartSee:
II UK / US verb [transitive, never progressive]
Word forms "heart":
present tense I/you/we/they heart he/she/it hearts past tense hearted past participle hearted informalto like someone or something very much
I really heart pilates!
"I Heart Jake" is an archive dedicated to Jake Gyllenhaal.
English dictionary. 2014.
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heart — W1S1 [ha:t US ha:rt] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stoma … Dictionary of contemporary English
Heart — (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r. [root]277. Cf … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
heart — [ hart ] noun *** ▸ 1 organ that pumps blood ▸ 2 area of chest with heart ▸ 3 your feelings ▸ 4 inner central part ▸ 5 shape representing love ▸ 6 suit of playing cards ▸ 7 most important part ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the organ in your chest that… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
heart — [härt] n. [ME herte < OE heorte, akin to Ger herz < IE base * k̑erd , k̑ṙd , heart > L cor, (gen. cordis), Gr kardia, OIr cride, Serb sr̈ce] 1. a) the hollow, muscular organ in a vertebrate animal that receives blood from the veins and… … English World dictionary
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heart — ► NOUN 1) a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. 2) the central, innermost, or vital part: the heart of the city. 3) a person s feeling of or capacity for love or… … English terms dictionary
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heart — O.E. heorte heart; breast, soul, spirit, will, desire; courage; mind, intellect, from P.Gmc. *khertan (Cf. O.S. herta, O.Fris. herte, O.N. hjarta, Du. hart, O.H.G. herza, Ger. Herz, Goth. hairto), from PIE *kerd heart (Cf. Gk. kardia, L … Etymology dictionary
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