n 1: the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you
know it is true"; "her story would melt your 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
3: the courage to carry on: "he kept fighting on pure spunk";
"you haven't got the heart for baseball" [syn: mettle
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
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
, heart and soul
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:
10: a playing card in the major suit of hearts; "he led the
queen of hearts"