- the homologous structure in other vertebrates, consisting of four chambers in mammals and birds and three chambers in reptiles and amphibians.
- the analogous contractile structure in invertebrate animals, as the tubular heart of the spider and earthworm.
- (used with a singular or plural verb) the suit so marked: Hearts is trump. Hearts are trump.
- (used with a singular verb) a game in which the players try to avoid taking tricks containing this suit.
- to fix in the heart.
- to encourage.
Idioms about heart
- to think seriously about; concern oneself with: He took to heart his father's advice.
- to be deeply affected by; grieve over: She was prone to take criticism too much to heart.
- to make one's intimate feelings or personal affairs known to all: She was not the kind who would wear her heart on her sleeve.
- to be liable to fall in love; fall in love easily: How lovely to be young and wear our hearts on our sleeves!
- with earnestness or zeal.
- with willingness; cordially: She welcomed the visitors with all her heart.
Origin of heart
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hearthart, heart
Words nearby heart
How to use heart in a sentence
Over time it was pretty clear what the Lord was doing in our hearts and now we’re sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together.WNBA Player Maya Moore Marries Jonathan Irons, The Man She Helped Free From Prison|Jasmine Grant|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
“To really get at the heart of this question, we need to go to Venus,” says Paul Byrne, a planetary scientist at North Carolina State University and a self-professed “Venus evangelical.”We need to go to Venus as soon as possible|Neel Patel|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
My heart would be beating faster and faster every time he gets the ball.A Canadian Teenager Is One Of The Fastest Soccer Players In The World|Julian McKenzie|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Its technology is at the heart of the more than 1 billion smartphones sold annually.Nvidia is buying SoftBank’s Arm chip division in biggest semiconductor deal ever|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 14, 2020|Fortune
It will take more research to confirm the study’s findings and understand what they could mean for these young hearts.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19|Aimee Cunningham|September 11, 2020|Science News
The questions going through my mind are: How on earth are there Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers in the heart of Paris?Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But at the heart of this “Truther” conspiracy theory is the idea that “someone” wants to destroy Bill Cosby.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers|Stereo Williams|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Acting legend talks about what role is closest to her heart.Gena Rowlands on Her Favorite ‘Woman’|The Daily Beast Video|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
After all, may not even John Burns be human; may not Mr. Chamberlain himself have a heart that can feel for another?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
Her heart fluttered violently with fear as she saw that he stepped out after her, and walked by her side toward the house.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
British Dictionary definitions for heart
- a red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card
- a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked
- to be kind, thoughtful, or generous
- to mean well
Word Origin for heart
Scientific definitions for heart
Cultural definitions for heart
The hollow muscular organ that is the center of the circulatory system. The heart pumps blood throughout the intricate system of blood vessels in the body.
Other Idioms and Phrases with heart
In addition to the idioms beginning with heart
- heart and soul
- heart goes out to, one's
- heart in it, have one's
- heart in one's mouth, have one's
- heart in the right place, have one's
- heart is set on
- heart misses a beat, one's
- heart not in it
- heart of gold
- heart of stone
- heart of the matter
- heart on one's sleeve
- heart sinks, one's
- heart stands still
- heart to heart
- absence makes the heart grow fonder
- after one's own heart
- at heart
- break someone's heart
- by heart
- change of heart
- cold hands, warm heart
- cross my heart
- cry one's eyes (heart) out
- cut to the quick (heart)
- do one (one's heart) good
- eat one's heart out
- find it in one's heart
- from the bottom of one's heart
- get to the heart of
- give someone heart failure
- half a heart
- harden one's heart
- have a heart
- have no heart for
- heavy heart
- in one's heart of hearts
- lose heart
- lose one's heart to
- near to one's heart
- not have the heart to
- open one's heart
- pour out one's heart
- set one's heart on
- sick at heart
- steal someone's heart
- steel one's heart against
- take heart
- take to heart
- to one's heart's content
- warm heart
- warm the cockles of one's heart
- wear one's heart on one's sleeve
- with all one's heart
- young at heart