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heart British & World English

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

cry one's eyes out British & World English

Weep bitterly and at length

heart English Thesaurus

his heart had stopped beating

heart cam British & World English

A cam with a heart-shaped cross-section.

heart net British & World English

A type of pound net incorporating a heart-shaped passage between the leader and the final enclosure.

heart rot British & World English

Any of various fungal diseases of trees causing decay of the heartwood.

heart sac British & World English

The pericardium or pericardial space.

heart sap British & World English

Sap in or from the heartwood of a tree.

out-heart British & World English

To put out of heart, dishearten.

ox-heart British & World English

The heart of an ox, especially as an article of food.

at heart British & World English

In one’s real nature, in contrast to how one may appear

Red Heart British & World English

Central Australia (so called because of the reddish colour of iron oxide in the soil)

black heart British & World English

Any of several cultivated varieties of sweet cherry producing dark-coloured fruit.

hard heart British & World English

A person who is not susceptible to persuasion or to strong (especially benevolent) emotions; an unfeeling or obdurate person.

heart-balm British & World English

Something that has a soothing or calming effect on the heart or emotions; emotional comfort; consolation.

heart block British & World English

Partial or total blockage of the passage of electrical impulses in the heart, typically resulting in cardiac arrhythmia; an instance or type of this.

heart-blood British & World English

Blood from the heart; blood shed in death; vital blood. More generally: blood.

heart-bond British & World English

A union of hearts; a strong spiritual or emotional connection. Also (occasionally): a betrothal, an engagement.

heart brass British & World English

A brass sepulchral tablet on which a conventionalized symbol of a heart is represented.

heart-burst British & World English

Brought to or characterized by the point at which one's heart fails or ‘bursts’, especially through extreme physical effort.

heart-deep British & World English

As deep as or so as to reach the heart.

heart lath British & World English

A lath made from heartwood, especially of the oak.

heart-leaf British & World English

A heart-shaped leaf; any of various plants having such leaves.

heart-lung British & World English

Attributive of, relating to, or consisting of the heart and the lungs.

heart maker British & World English

God or Christ as one who transforms or heals the heart.

heart moth British & World English

A rare European noctuid moth, Dicycla oo, which has pale yellowish-brown forewings with distinctive whitish markings.

heart piece British & World English

A heart cam in a stopwatch or clock used for returning a hand to zero.

heart pine British & World English

The dense heartwood of a mature pine tree, especially of the longleaf pine, Pinus palustris.

heart pulse British & World English

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.

heart-quake British & World English

Palpitation of the heart, especially as the result of strong or sudden emotion; an instance of this.

heart-root British & World English

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.

heart-scald British & World English

Originally: a feeling of disgust or aversion. Later: a feeling of bitter disappointment or sorrow; a cause of this.

heart-seed British & World English

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.

heart shake British & World English

Any of a number of splits or clefts in a piece of timber radiating out from the heart (frequently in plural).

heart shape British & World English

The conventionalized shape of a heart.

heart-shell British & World English

Any of various bivalve molluscs, chiefly members of the superfamily Cardioidea, the two shell valves of which together form the shape of a heart.

heart shock British & World English

A shock to the heart (literal and figurative).

heart-smart British & World English

(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.

heart sound British & World English

A sound heard during auscultation of the heart; especially either of the two sounds made by the closing of the heart valves.

heart talk British & World English

Talk about matters of the heart; (in later use also) a heart-to-heart talk.

heart valve British & World English

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.

heart-warm British & World English

Warm-hearted, genuinely affectionate, cordial.

heart-whole British & World English

Not emotionally attached; not in love. Chiefly in predicative use.

heart yarn British & World English

Nautical the soft yarn in the centre of a rope.

left heart British & World English

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.

right heart British & World English

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.

love heart British & World English

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.

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