1) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.

5) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.

6) 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.

7) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.

8) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.

9) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.

v. i.

1) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.

v. t.

1) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.

Example Sentences for


1) This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn’t believe it—I had no sight into Daisy’s Heart but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking a little wistfully for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.  The Great Gatsby And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all.
2) During the following centuries , the chant tradition remained at the Heart of Church music and served as the dominant platform for new performance and compositional practices
3) Mid-afternoon brought them to the clearing, and as Tarzan dropped to earth from the branches of the last tree his Heart leaped and bounded against his ribs in anticipation of seeing Jane so soon again.
4) In my Heart I feel little—scarcely any doubt of his preference.
5) It certainly lies close to the Heart of the Brontës.
6) To Marianne it had all the distinguishing tenderness which a lover’s Heart could give, and to the rest of the family it was the affectionate attention of a son and a brother.
7) He was a good man though with an even better Heart and Madra loved him.
8) You, my mother, and 416 Sense and Sensibility Margaret, must henceforth be all the world to me; you will share my affections entirely between you. >From you, from my home, I shall never again have the smallest incitement to move; and if I do mix in other society, it will be only to shew that my spirit is humbled, my Heart amended, and that I can practise the civilities, the lesser duties of life, with gentleness and forbearance.
9) LIVE WITH HOPE IN YOUR Heart You may be skeptical that anything is possible by hanging on to hope.
10) At that moment the hall-door was opened and Mr Browne came in from the doorstep, laughing as if his Heart would break.
11) My Heart bleeds for him, whenever this reflection occurs to me (p 159).8 And when she comes upon a wild-looking Mr Macartney holding pistols, her EVELINA 83 immediate reaction, with no thought whatever for her own safety, is to prevent him from harming himself.
12) Pulmonary venous hypertension is exceedingly common , since it occurs in most patients symptomatic with congestive Heart failure
13) Their second single `` Condition of my Heart ' was written by American singer Brian McKnight ; in contrast to the first single , `` Condition ' was a heavier ballad
14) But he was now married; and she condemned her Heart for the lurking flattery, which so much heightened the pain of the intelligence.
15) The change was already taking place in his Heart and mind, the dangerous animal in him bursting free, fur rippling along his arms and legs, his body bending, contorting, muscles stretching and lengthening
16) It broke my Heart to see him being mistreated, and yet a part of me was relieved, even grateful, that it wasn’t I who had become the target of my father’s fury.
17) My swelling Heart involuntarily pours itself out thus.
18) This check would empty my savings, but what Emmanuel had done for my Heart was worth so much more.
19) The girl had left her home, in secret, some weeks before; he had searched for her, on foot, in every town and village near; it 612 Oliver Twist was on the night when he returned home, assured that she had destroyed herself, to hide her shame and his, that his old Heart broke.’
20) Her flattery had already subdued the pride of Lady Middleton, and made an entry into the close Heart of Mrs John Dashwood; and these were effects that laid open the probability of greater.
21) (Susan, take Oliver and them two brats upstairs, and wash em directly.)—My Heart alive!
22) That time has not arrived; but here, with not fame won, and no young vision realised, I offer you the Heart so long your own, and stake my all upon the words with which you greet the offer.’ ‘Your behaviour has ever been kind and noble.ssaid Rose, mastering the emotions by which she was agitated.
23) I trembled and my Heart failed within me, when, on looking up, I saw by the light of the moon the daemon at the casement.
24) Many nights over the past weeks, I have lain awake listening to the rhythm of his breathing, feeling the soft whisper of his breath on my skin and the comfort of his Heart beating in my ear, just to remind myself that he is still the man I married.
25) While most of his remains are in Paris , his Heart and intestines are still in Vienna
26) I have full assurance in my Heart that even without arms and legs, I can build a wonderful life.
27) In the nineteenth-century combat between Utilitarianism and Romanticism, the head and the Heart, Dickens in a sense supported both parties, though his Heart was with the Heart.
28) There is a blind spot at the very Heart of it.
29) But his Heart was in a constant, turbulent riot.
30) No learning by Heart of the ways of the world?