heart


heart (http://definr.com/heart)

     n 1: the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you
          know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
          [syn: bosom]
     2: the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and
        between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood
        through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping
        wildly" [syn: pump, ticker]
     3: the courage to carry on: "he kept fighting on pure spunk";
        "you haven't got the heart for baseball" [syn: mettle, nerve,
         spunk]
     4: 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" [syn: center, centre, middle, eye]
     5: 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" [syn: kernel, substance, core,
         center, essence, gist, heart and soul, inwardness,
         marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]
     6: an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a
        change of heart" [syn: spirit]
     7: 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"
     8: a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a
        five-pound beef heart will serve six"
     9: a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the
        affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn:
         affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness,
         warmheartedness]
     10: a playing card in the major suit of hearts; "he led the
         queen of hearts"