Definitions for heart
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word heart.
the locus of feelings and intuitions
"in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
heart, pump, tickernoun
the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
heart, mettle, nerve, spunknoun
the courage to carry on
"he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
center, centre, middle, heart, eyenoun
an area that is approximately central within some larger region
"it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
"he had a change of heart"
a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines
"he drew a heart and called it a valentine"
a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
"a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philianoun
a positive feeling of liking
"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
"he led the queen of hearts"; "hearts were trumps"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: heort, Saxon; hertz, German.
He with providence and courage so passed over all, that the mother took such spiteful grief at it, that her heart brake withal, and she died. Philip Sidney.
Thou wouldst have left thy dearest heart blood there,
Rather than made that savage duke thine heir,
And disinherited thine only son. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Snakes, in my heart blood warm’d, that sting my heart. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
Our battle is more full of names than your’s,
Our men more perfect in the use of arms,
Our armour all as strong, our cause the best;
Then reason wills our hearts should be as good. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
I thank you for my venison, master Shallow.
—— Master Page, much good do it your good heart. William Shakespeare.
But since the brain doth lodge the pow’rs of sense,
How makes it in the heart those passions spring?
The mutual love, the kind intelligence
’Twixt heart and brain, this sympathy doth bring. Davies.
We all set our hearts at rest, since whatever comes from above is for the best. Roger L'Estrange.
The only true zeal is that which is guided by a good light in the head, and that which consists of good and innocent affections in the heart. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
Prest with heart corroding grief and years,
To the gay court a rural shed prefers. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Barley being steeped in water, and turned upon a dry floor, will sprout half an inch; and, if it be let alone, much more, until the heart be out. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Some Englishmen did with great danger pass by water into the heart of the country. George Abbot, Description of the World.
The king’s forces are employed in appeasing disorders more near the heart of the kingdom. John Hayward.
Generally the inside or heart of trees is harder than the outward parts. Boyle.
Here in the heart of all the town I’ll stay,
And timely succour, where it wants, convey. Dryden.
If the foundations be bad, provide good piles made of heart of oak, such as will reach ground. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exer.
The king’s a bawcock, and a heart of gold,
A lad of life, an imp of fame. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Hey, my hearts; cheerly, my hearts. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
What says my heart of elder? Ha! is he dead, bully-stale? Is he dead? William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
If it please you to make his fortune known, as I have done Erona’s, I will after take heart again to go on with his falsehood. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
There did other like unhappy accidents happen out of England, which gave heart and good opportunity to them to regain their old possessions. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Wide was the wound; and a large lukewarm flood,
Red as the rose, thence gushed grievously,
That when the painim spy’d the streaming blood,
Gave him great heart and hope of victory. Fairy Queen.
Eve, recov’ring heart, reply’d. John Milton.
Having left that city well provided, and in good heart, his majesty removed with his little army to Bewdley. Edward Hyde.
Finding that it did them no hurt, they took heart upon’t, went up to’t, and viewed it. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
The expelled nations take heart, and when they fly from one country invade another. William Temple.
Ah! what avails it me the flocks to keep,
Who lost my heart while I preserv’d my sheep? Alexander Pope.
Joab perceived that the king’s heart was towards Absalom. 2 Sa. xiv. 1.
Means how to feel, and learn each other’s heart,
By th’ abbot’s skill of Westminster is found. Daniel.
Nor set thy heart,
Thus over-fond, on that which is not thine. John Milton.
’Tis well to be tender; but to set the heart too much upon any thing, is what we cannot justify. Roger L'Estrange.
A friend makes me a feast, and sets all before me; but I set my heart upon one dish alone, and if that happen to be thrown down, I scorn all the rest. William Temple.
Then mixing pow’rful herbs with magick art,
She chang’d his form who could not change his heart. Dryd.
What did I not, her stubborn heart to gain?
But all my vows were answer’d with disdain. Dryden.
Whatsoever was attained to, concerning God and his working in nature, the same was delivered over by heart and tradition from wise men to a posterity equally zealous. Walter Raleigh.
We call the committing of a thing to memory the getting it by heart; for it is the memory that must transmit it to the heart; and it is in vain to expect that the heart should keep its hold of any truth, when the memory has let it go. South.
Shall I in London act this idle part?
Composing songs for fools to get by heart. Alexander Pope.
If he take not their causes to heart, how should there be but in them frozen coldness, when his affections seem benumbed, from whom theirs should take fire? Richard Hooker.
If he would take the business to heart, and deal in it effectually, it would succeed well. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
The lady marchioness of Hertford engaged her husband to take this business to heart. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Amongst those, who took it most to heart, sir John Stawel was the chief. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Every prudent and honest man would join himself to that side which had the good of their country most at heart. Addis.
Learned men have been now a long time searching after the happy country from which our first parents were exiled: if they can find it, with all my heart. John Woodward, Nat. History.
I would not be sorry to find the Presbyterians mistaken in this point, which they have most at heart. Jonathan Swift.
What I have most at heart is, that some method should be thought on for ascertaining and fixing our language. Jonathan Swift.
Set your heart at rest;
The fairy land buys not the child of me. William Shakespeare.
Michal saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. 2 Sa. vi. 16.
The next generation will in tongue and heart, and every way else, become English; so as there will be no difference or distinction, but the Irish sea, betwixt us. John Davies, on Ireland.
Thou sawest the contradiction between my heart and hand. Charles I .
Would you have him open his heart to you, and ask your advice, you must begin to do so with him first. John Locke.
Men, some to pleasure, some to business take;
But every woman is, at heart, a rake. Alexander Pope, Epistle ii.
Doing all things with so pretty a grace, that it seemed ignorance could not make him do amiss, because he had a heart to do well. Philip Sidney.
I’ve seen thee stern, and thou hast oft beheld
Heart hardening spectacles. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Such iron hearts we are, and such
The base barbarity of human kind. Nicholas Rowe, Jane Shore.
For my breaking the laws of friendship with you, I could find in my heart to ask you pardon for it, but that your now handling of me gives me reason to confirm my former dealing. Philip Sidney.
I will on with my speech in your praise,
And then shew you the heart of my message. William Shakespeare.
Every man’s heart and conscience doth in good or evil, even secretly committed, and known to none but itself, either like or disallow itself. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 9.
Try whether leaves of trees, swept together, with some chalk and dung mixed, to give them more heart, would not make a good compost. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
He keeps a sabbath of alternate years,
That the spent earth may gather heart again,
And, better’d by cessation, bear the grain. John Dryden, Georg.
Care must be taken not to plow ground out of heart, because if ’tis in heart, it may be improved by marl again. John Mortimer.
This gay charm,
Whose eye beck’d forth my wars, and call’d thee home,
Whose bosom was my crownet, my chief end,
Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose,
Beguil’d me to the very heart of loss. William Shakespeare.
I bid the rascal knock upon your gate,
And could not get him for my heart to do it. William Shakespeare.
I gave it to a youth,
A prating boy, that begg’d it as a fee:
I could not for my heart deny it him. William Shakespeare, Mer. of Venice.
Profoundly skill’d in the black art,
As English Merlin for his heart. Hudibras, p. i.
The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. Blood provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assisting in the removal of metabolic wastes. In humans, the heart is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest.In humans, other mammals, and birds, the heart is divided into four chambers: upper left and right atria and lower left and right ventricles. Commonly the right atrium and ventricle are referred together as the right heart and their left counterparts as the left heart. Fish, in contrast, have two chambers, an atrium and a ventricle, while reptiles have three chambers. In a healthy heart blood flows one way through the heart due to heart valves, which prevent backflow. The heart is enclosed in a protective sac, the pericardium, which also contains a small amount of fluid. The wall of the heart is made up of three layers: epicardium, myocardium, and endocardium.The heart pumps blood with a rhythm determined by a group of pacemaking cells in the sinoatrial node. These generate a current that causes contraction of the heart, traveling through the atrioventricular node and along the conduction system of the heart. The heart receives blood low in oxygen from the systemic circulation, which enters the right atrium from the superior and inferior venae cavae and passes to the right ventricle. From here it is pumped into the pulmonary circulation, through the lungs where it receives oxygen and gives off carbon dioxide. Oxygenated blood then returns to the left atrium, passes through the left ventricle and is pumped out through the aorta to the systemic circulation−where the oxygen is used and metabolized to carbon dioxide. The heart beats at a resting rate close to 72 beats per minute. Exercise temporarily increases the rate, but lowers resting heart rate in the long term, and is good for heart health.Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most common cause of death globally as of 2008, accounting for 30% of deaths. Of these more than three quarters are a result of coronary artery disease and stroke. Risk factors include: smoking, being overweight, little exercise, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and poorly controlled diabetes, among others. Cardiovascular diseases frequently do not have symptoms or may cause chest pain or shortness of breath. Diagnosis of heart disease is often done by the taking of a medical history, listening to the heart-sounds with a stethoscope, ECG, and ultrasound. Specialists who focus on diseases of the heart are called cardiologists, although many specialties of medicine may be involved in treatment.
The heart is a muscular organ located in the chest that is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to various tissues and organs. It plays a vital role in the circulatory system and is essential for sustaining life.
a hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood
the seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart
the nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc
courage; courageous purpose; spirit
vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad
that which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, -- used as a symbol or representative of the heart
one of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps
vital part; secret meaning; real intention
a term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address
to give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit
to form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage
Etymology: [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. hart, Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi`a, kh^r. 277. Cf. Accord, Discord, Cordial, 4th Core, Courage.]
Heart is an American rock band which first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant members being sisters lead singer Ann Wilson and guitarist Nancy Wilson. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter's Darling, Red Velvet Car, and Fanatic, Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots. To date, Heart has sold over 30 million records worldwide, including over 22 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
härt, n. the organ in animal systems that circulates the blood: the vital, inner, or chief part of anything: the seat of the affections, &c., esp. love: the affections: courage: vigour: secret meaning or design: that which resembles a heart: a person, esp. as implying courage or affectionateness—a term of endearment or encouragement: anything heart-shaped, esp. that one of the four suits in a pack of cards bearing a heart in red.—v.t. to encourage, hearten.—v.i. to form a compact head, as a plant.—ns. Heart′ache, sorrow: anguish; Heart′-beat, a pulsation of the heart: a throb of emotion, a thought; Heart′-blood, blood of the heart: life, essence; Heart′-bond, in masonry, a bond in which one header overlaps two others; Heart′-break, a sorrow or grief.—v.t. to break the heart of.—n. Heart′-break′er, a flirt: a curl, love-lock.—adjs. Heart′-break′ing, crushing with grief or sorrow; Heart′-brok′en, intensely afflicted or grieved.—ns. Heart′burn, a burning, acrid feeling, said to be due to the irritation of the upper end of the stomach by the fumes of its acrid contents: cardialgia: Heart′burning, discontent: secret enmity.—adj. Heart′-dear (Shak.), dear to the heart, sincerely beloved.—n. Heart′-disease′, any morbid condition of the heart, whether of the various tissues composing it, or of the nervous arrangements governing it.—adjs. Heart′-eas′ing, giving peace to the mind; Heart′ed, having a heart of a specified kind (hard-hearted, &c.): seated or fixed in the heart, laid up in the heart.—v.t. Heart′en, to encourage, stimulate: to add strength to.—adjs. Heart′-felt, felt deeply: sincere; Heart′free, having the affections free or disengaged.—ns. Heart′-grief, grief or affliction of the heart; Heart′-heav′iness, depression of spirits.—adv. Heart′ily, in a hearty manner: cordially: eagerly.—n. Heart′iness, the state or quality of being hearty.—adj. Heart′prime;less, without heart, courage, or feeling.—adv. Heart′lessly.—ns. Heart′lessness; Heart′let, a little heart.—interj. Heart′ling (Shak.), little heart, used in a minced oath.—n. Heart′-quake, trembling, fear.—adjs. Heart′-rend′ing, deeply afflictive: agonising; Heart′-rob′bing (Spens.), stealing the affections: blissful.—ns. Heart′-rot, a disease producing decay in the hearts of trees, caused by the mycelia of various fungi; Heart's′-ease, a common name for the pansy, a species of violet, an infusion of which was once thou
The Roycroft Dictionary
An organ in the human body whence comes the impulse to get divorced.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A bloody organ, kept in a trunk, played by beats, and enjoyed only after it is lost or given away.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A block of wood forming a peculiar sort of triangular dead-eye, somewhat resembling the shape of a heart; it is furnished with only one large hole in the middle, grooved for the rope instead of the three holes. It is principally used to the stays, as the dead-eyes are to the shrouds. (See DEAD-EYE.)
A type of organ.
The heart has the amazing ability to feel intiuitvely.
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the dorsal vessel or tubular structure divided into chambers, lying just beneath the dorsal, which serves to propel the blood and controls the circulation.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Heart is ranked #20263 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Heart surname appeared 1,313 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Heart.
60.2% or 791 total occurrences were White.
24.9% or 328 total occurrences were Black.
4.9% or 65 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
4.8% or 64 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
3.1% or 41 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'heart' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #693
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'heart' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1271
Rank popularity for the word 'heart' in Nouns Frequency: #261
The numerical value of heart in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of heart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
In the case of a stroke, the longer you wait, the more brain damage and brain tissue is lost, and for a person experiencing a heart attack, the same is true -- time equals heart muscle -- and in those two incidences, time is critical. Every minute counts, what we may see is more patients with heart failure. Patients being diagnosed with heart failure down the road because they have had untreated mild heart attacks and didn't seek timely treatment during the lockdown.
It is good for people to see their heart rate, both at rest and with exercise. Low resting heart rates, in the 60 to 70s bpm range, are considered generally healthy. High resting heart rates, especially when close to 100 bpm or higher, can be a sign of high stress levels or other medical conditions, how quickly the heart rate goes back to normal after exercise also holds a lot of information. Quicker indicates better cardiopulmonary fitness level.
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist and director of women’s heart health at the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lenox Hill Hospitalin New York, told Fox News. Symptoms of ARVD can include palpitations, shortness of breath and fainting. NIKI TAYLOR'S TIPS FOR JUGGLING MOTHERHOOD AND A CAREER Niki said Krissy Taylor never showed any direct symptoms but was generally an anxious person, especially before fashion shoots and go-sees. She would always say ‘ my heart’s beating so fast … I don't know what's going on, ’ so we just thought it was normal butterflies or excitement, but this was probably symptoms that something else was going on, Niki said. Diagnosing ARVD can be challenging, Suzanne Steinbaum said. Diagnosing ARVD’s normal for our heart to pound and pump when we get nervous or anxious, but walking around town and feeling your heart pound and pump is not normal, Suzanne Steinbaum explained. Diagnosing ARVD's really hard to tell the difference between anxiety, stress and really a heart condition, if you have symptoms of shortness of breath, if you have palpitations, if you feel dizzy the first place you have to think is your heart. So what I tell everyone is don't diagnose yourself, just go to the doctor, she added. To help more women understand their risk of heart disease, the number one killer of women, Niki partnered with the American Heart Association and their Go Red for Women campaign. We just want people to go get an EKG( electrocardiogram), your doctor will be able to know if you have heart flutters or an irregular heartbeat like Krissy Taylor did, and it could save your life.
When making personal decisions, listen to what your head says then listen to what your heart says. If they differ, follow your heart Whenever you listen to your heart, you listen to that part of you that is most interested in your well-being.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.
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