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English noun: heart

1. heart (cognition) the locus of feelings and intuitions


SamplesIn your heart you know it is true.
Her story would melt your bosom.


Synonymsbosom


Broader (hypernym)hunch, intuition, suspicion

2. heart (body) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body


SamplesHe stood still, his heart thumping wildly.


Synonymspump, ticker


Broader (hypernym)internal organ, viscus


Narrower (hyponym)athlete's heart, biauriculate heart


Part holonymarteria coronaria, cardiac muscle, cardiac valve, coronary artery, heart muscle, heart valve, valve


Part meronymcardiovascular system, circulatory system

3. heart (attribute) the courage to carry on


SamplesHe kept fighting on pure spunk.
You haven't got the heart for baseball.


Synonymsmettle, nerve, spunk


Broader (hypernym)braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness

4. heart (location) an area that is approximately central within some larger region


SamplesIt is in the center of town.
They ran forward into the heart of the struggle.
They were in the eye of the storm.


Synonymscenter, centre, eye, middle


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)center stage, central city, centre stage, city center, city centre, financial center, hub, inner city, medical center, midfield, midstream, seat, storm center, storm centre


Instance hyponymCity of London, the City

5. heart (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

6. heart (attribute) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind


SamplesHe had a change of heart.


Synonymsspirit


Broader (hypernym)disposition, temperament

7. heart (shape) a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines


SamplesHe drew a heart and called it a valentine.


Broader (hypernym)plane figure, two-dimensional figure

8. heart (food) a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)


SamplesA five-pound beef heart will serve six.


Broader (hypernym)organs, variety meat

9. heart (feeling) a positive feeling of liking


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


Synonymsaffection, affectionateness, fondness, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)attachment, fond regard, protectiveness, regard, respect, soft spot

10. heart (artifact) a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it


SamplesHe led the queen of hearts.
Hearts were trumps.


Broader (hypernym)playing card


Member meronymmajor suit









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