A hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. In vertebrates there may be up to four chambers (as in humans), with two atria and two ventricles
Weep bitterly and at length
his heart had stopped beating
A cam with a heart-shaped cross-section.
A type of pound net incorporating a heart-shaped passage between the leader and the final enclosure.
Any of various fungal diseases of trees causing decay of the heartwood.
The pericardium or pericardial space.
Sap in or from the heartwood of a tree.
To put out of heart, dishearten.
The heart of an ox, especially as an article of food.
In one’s real nature, in contrast to how one may appear
Central Australia (so called because of the reddish colour of iron oxide in the soil)
Any of several cultivated varieties of sweet cherry producing dark-coloured fruit.
A person who is not susceptible to persuasion or to strong (especially benevolent) emotions; an unfeeling or obdurate person.
Something that has a soothing or calming effect on the heart or emotions; emotional comfort; consolation.
Partial or total blockage of the passage of electrical impulses in the heart, typically resulting in cardiac arrhythmia; an instance or type of this.
Blood from the heart; blood shed in death; vital blood. More generally: blood.
A union of hearts; a strong spiritual or emotional connection. Also (occasionally): a betrothal, an engagement.
A brass sepulchral tablet on which a conventionalized symbol of a heart is represented.
Brought to or characterized by the point at which one's heart fails or ‘bursts’, especially through extreme physical effort.
As deep as or so as to reach the heart.
A lath made from heartwood, especially of the oak.
A heart-shaped leaf; any of various plants having such leaves.
Attributive of, relating to, or consisting of the heart and the lungs.
God or Christ as one who transforms or heals the heart.
A rare European noctuid moth, Dicycla oo, which has pale yellowish-brown forewings with distinctive whitish markings.
A heart cam in a stopwatch or clock used for returning a hand to zero.
The dense heartwood of a mature pine tree, especially of the longleaf pine, Pinus palustris.
The pulse in the left wrist (left radial pulse), especially when palpated with moderate pressure, believed in Chinese medicine to be indicative of the state of the heart.
Palpitation of the heart, especially as the result of strong or sudden emotion; an instance of this.
The source of a person's most profound emotions; the bottom of the heart. Also in plural in same sense. Compare heart, root. Now poetic and rare.
Originally: a feeling of disgust or aversion. Later: a feeling of bitter disappointment or sorrow; a cause of this.
Any of the tropical climbing plants constituting the genus Cardiospermum (family Sapindaceae), the seeds of which bear a heart-shaped marking; compare heart pea; also called balloon vine.
Any of a number of splits or clefts in a piece of timber radiating out from the heart (frequently in plural).
The conventionalized shape of a heart.
Any of various bivalve molluscs, chiefly members of the superfamily Cardioidea, the two shell valves of which together form the shape of a heart.
A shock to the heart (literal and figurative).
(Especially of a food, diet, etc.) that is good for the heart; specifically low in fat or cholesterol, this being considered to help prevent heart disease; (of a person) informed about and involved in maintaining a healthy heart through diet, exercise, etc.
A sound heard during auscultation of the heart; especially either of the two sounds made by the closing of the heart valves.
Talk about matters of the heart; (in later use also) a heart-to-heart talk.
Each of the structures occupying the openings of the ventricles of the heart, consisting of two or three membranous cusps, and acting to prevent backflow of blood during and after ventricular contraction.
Warm-hearted, genuinely affectionate, cordial.
Not emotionally attached; not in love. Chiefly in predicative use.
Nautical the soft yarn in the centre of a rope.
The left atrium and left ventricle of the mammalian or avian heart considered together, especially as the unit which receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it into the arterial system.
The right atrium and right ventricle of the mammalian or avian heart considered together, especially as the unit which receives oxygen-poor blood from the veins and pumps it to the lungs.
Chiefly British a representation of the human heart as a symmetrical figure formed of two curves meeting in a point at one end and a cusp at the other, having romantic associations.