the locus of feelings and intuitions
in your heart you know it is true|her story would melt your bosom
Synonym: bosom
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
Synonym: ticker, pump
the courage to carry on
he kept fighting on pure spunk|you haven't got the heart for baseball
Synonym: mettle, nerve, spunk
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
Synonym: center, centre, eye, middle
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
Synonym: spirit
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
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