Origin of hearted
OTHER WORDS FROM heartedheart·ed·ly, adverbheart·ed·ness, noun
Words nearby hearted
Definition for hearted (2 of 2)
- 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.
verb (used with object)
- to fix in the heart.
- to encourage.
Origin of heart
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hearthart heart
What does hearted mean?
Hearted is used in compound words to mean “having a specific type of personality or trait.” The word that precedes hearted indicates the type of personality or trait, as in hardhearted or warm-hearted. Hearted can also be used by itself to mean “present in the heart,” but this usage is very rare. Example: Tim’s so kindhearted that he gave his coat to a homeless man on his walk home today.
Where does hearted come from?
Hearted is an old word, originating in Middle English and first recorded in English around 1200. It has had several meanings throughout the years. Obsolete meanings include “wise” (1400s), “courageous” (1500s), and “heart-shaped” (1700s–1800s). A fairly rare modern sense of hearted is used to describe vegetables that have an inner compact part called a heart, such as cabbage. Most commonly, however, hearted refers to a human heart. In English, heart is used not only to refer to the literal organ but also for a wide range of figurative meanings. Usually, these refer to the emotional center of a person or to a person’s overall personality. It’s this meaning of hearted that can be paired with all sorts of adjectives, both positive or negative, to produce adjectives that describe a person or an action. A person can be cold-hearted (cruel) or warm-hearted (kind), tender-hearted (compassionate) or hardhearted (unfeeling or unmerciful), lighthearted (carefree) or sad-hearted (sorrowful). (As you can see, use of a hyphen varies.) You can also use these derived adjectives to create adverbs by adding -ly, as in She told me cold-heartedly that she never wanted to see me again.
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How is hearted used in real life?
When used to describe a personality or action, hearted is always used in combination with another word. In all cases, it refers to the popular notion of the heart as the center of human emotion.
May you get married to someone who is kindhearted, someone who will never stop nor get tired of choosing you in all circumstances.— Nuha (@SheASunflower) February 3, 2020
I'm sorry if it seems hard-hearted but I'll save my compassion and empathy for the voiceless who are hurting not those who use their voice to hurt others.— Angela🏳️🌈 (@ducgummybuns) February 3, 2020
I love watching beloved characters from my childhood get old and die in sequels! I can not fully enjoy the adventure of a lighthearted action hero until I see their coffin lowered into the ground!— Lyle Rath (@LyleRath) January 30, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for hearted
I am worked and worried to death with this lecture: and curse myself as a soft headed and hearted imbecile to have accepted it.More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
Broken- hearted at the falsehood of her lover, Apollo, (who has so many similar sins to answer for) she pined away and died.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
They little knew how much more a true- hearted Roman cared for his city than for himself—for his word than for his life.A Book of Golden Deeds|Charlotte M. Yonge
"He's as kind a hearted man as there is in Princess Anne," Roxy spoke up.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
I'd be hard- hearted and ungrateful if I didn't feel kindly toward him.Heart of the West|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for hearted
- 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
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Idioms and Phrases with hearted
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