[hɑːt] or [hɑrt]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; 'he had a change of heart'.
(noun.) the courage to carry on; 'he kept fighting on pure spunk'; 'you haven't got the heart for baseball'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) the locus of feelings and intuitions; 'in your heart you know it is true'; 'her story would melt your bosom'.
(noun.) a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); 'a five-pound beef heart will serve six'.
(noun.) 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'.
(n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
(n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
(n.) 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.
(n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.
(n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.
(n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.
(v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
(v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
n. . Seat of life.. Centre, interior, core, kernel, inner part, vital part.. Disposition, mind, will, inclination, purpose, intent, affection, passion.. Courage, spirit, firmness, fortitude, resolution.
SYN:Core, nucleus, kernel, interior, center, character, disposition, courage,hardihood, nature, life, feeling, benevolence
ANT:Exterior, hand, action, aspect, manifestation, conduct, deed, timidity
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′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 thought to ease the love-sick heart; Heart′-seed a general name of plants of genus Cardiospermum esp. the U.S. balloon-vine; Heart′-serv′ice sincere devotion as opposed to Eye-service.—adjs. Heart′-shaped shaped like the human heart; Heart′-sick pained in mind: depressed.—n. Heart′-sick′ness.—adjs. Heart′some exhilarating: merry; Heart′-sore caused by pain at the heart.—n. (Spens.) grief.—n. Heart′-spoon the depression in the breastbone: the breastbone.—adj. Heart′-stir′ring arousing the heart exhilarating.—n. Heart′-string a nerve or tendon supposed to brace and sustain the heart: (pl.) affections.—adjs. Heart′-struck (Shak.) driven to the heart deeply fixed in the mind: (Milt.) shocked dismayed; Heart′-swell′ing (Spens.) rankling in the heart or mind.—ns. Heart′-wheel Heart′-cam a form of cam-wheel used for converting uniform rotary motion into uniform reciprocating motion.—adj. Heart′-whole whole at heart: unmoved in the affections or spirits.—n. Heart′-wood the hard inner wood of a tree—also called Duramen.—adjs. Heart′y full of or proceeding from the heart: warm: genuine: strong: healthy; Heart′y-hale (Spens.) wholesome or good for the heart.—Heart-and-hand Heart-and-soul with complete heartiness with complete devotion to a cause; Heart of hearts the inmost heart: deepest affections; Heart of oak a brave resolute heart.—After my own heart to my own liking; At heart in real character: substantially; Break the heart to die of grief or disappointment: to cause deep grief to any one; By heart by rote: in the memory; Eat one's heart (see Eat); Find in one's heart to be willing or ready to do something; For one's heart for one's life; Get Have by heart to commit to memory or to hold in one's memory; Have at heart to wish earnestly for: to hold in dear esteem; Have one's heart in one's boots mouth to be in a state of terror; Lay Take to heart to set one's mind strongly upon: to be deeply moved by something; Out of heart in low spirits; Set the heart at rest to become easy in mind; Set the heart upon to desire earnestly; Speak to the heart (B.) to comfort encourage; Take heart to be encouraged; Take heart of grace (see Grace); Take to heart to be deeply pained at anything; Wear the heart upon the sleeve to show the feelings &c. openly; With all my heart most willingly.
To dream of your heart paining and suffocating you, there will be trouble in your business. Some mistake of your own will bring loss if not corrected. Seeing your heart, foretells sickness and failure of energy. To see the heart of an animal, you will overcome enemies and merit the respect of all. To eat the heart of a chicken, denotes strange desires will cause you to carry out very difficult projects for your advancement.
n. An automatic muscular blood-pump. Figuratively this useful organ is said to be the seat of emotions and sentiments—a very pretty fancy which however is nothing but a survival of a once universal belief. It is now known that the sentiments and emotions reside in the stomach being evolved from food by chemical action of the gastric fluid. The exact process by which a beefsteak becomes a feeling—tender or not according to the age of the animal from which it was cut; the successive stages of elaboration through which a caviar sandwich is transmuted to a quaint fancy and reappears as a pungent epigram; the marvelous functional methods of converting a hard-boiled egg into religious contrition or a cream-puff into a sigh of sensibility—these things have been patiently ascertained by M. Pasteur and by him expounded with convincing lucidity. (See also my monograph The Essential Identity of the Spiritual Affections and Certain Intestinal Gases Freed in Digestion—4to 687 pp.) In a scientific work entitled I believe Delectatio Demonorum (John Camden Hotton London 1873) this view of the sentiments receives a striking illustration; and for further light consult Professor Dam's famous treatise on Love as a Product of Alimentary Maceration.
A bloody organ, kept in a trunk, played by beats, and enjoyed only after it is lost or given away.
- Listlessness to everything, but brooding sorrow, was the night that fell on my undisciplined heart. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- The heart was thrilled, the mind astonished, by the power of the preacher: neither were softened. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- O child, the human heart _can_ suffer! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- His proud heart rebelled against this change. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Without heart, without interest, I could not play it at all. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt, said Estella, and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Let her footstep, as she comes and goes, in these pages, be like that other footstep to whose airy fall your own heart once beat time. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- I don't even blame you--I pity you for opening your heart to a hopeless affection. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- My heart turns faint, my mind sinks in darkness and confusion when I think of it. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- If it had a new meaning that smote him to the heart, the change was in his perception, not in her. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- As he drew near his door, Ponsonby pressed me close to his heart. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- What was it he saw that made his heart stand still? 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- I will discipline my sorrowing heart to sympathy in your joys; I will be happy, because ye are so. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The cuttle-fish had a face that stared straight from the heart of the light, very fixed and coldly intent. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Hear me, Rebecca--Never did knight take lance in his hand with a heart more devoted to the lady of his love than Brian de Bois-Guilbert. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- He may not give pleasure, he may not bring comfort, but, on the contrary, may make those to whose hearts he comes very unhappy. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- By daring hearts is freedom won. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- For the time paganism was revived in their hearts, the pride of life was all in all, and they adored none other than themselves. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Can there be beautiful bodies without hearts inside? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- The papers were then brought home again, and the boys amused themselves to their hearts' content until the line was pulled down by a stray cow wandering through the orchard. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It was not when we opened our hearts to you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The Commissioners had a good deal of sympathy for the prostitute's condition, but for that lust in the hearts of men, and women we may add, for that, they had no sympathetic understanding. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- She had left her room: was able to go out; and mixing once more with the family, carried joy into the hearts of all. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- They all reverently bowed their heads and hearts. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Yo' may be kind hearts, each separate; but once banded together, yo've no more pity for a man than a wild hunger-maddened wolf. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- I am glad to think there were two such guileless hearts at Peggotty's marriage as little Em'ly's and mine. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- No; but it can give varieties of pain, and prevent us from breaking our hearts with a single tyrant master-torture. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Who are you, that you are to play with two young people's affections and break their hearts at your will? 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.