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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.


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.


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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