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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

heart English Thesaurus

his heart had stopped beating

cry one's eyes out British & World English

Weep bitterly and at length

at heart British & World English

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

faint heart British & World English

A person who lacks courage or conviction

heart line British & World English

(In palmistry) the upper of the two horizontal lines that cross the palm of the hand, linked to a person’s physical health and ability to form emotional relationships

heart-throb British & World English

A man, typically a celebrity, whose good looks excite romantic feelings in women

lose heart British & World English

Become discouraged

heart to heart British & World English

Candidly, intimately

heart-to-heart British & World English

(Of a conversation) candid, intimate, and personal

heart-to-heart English Thesaurus

a heart-to-heart chat

broken heart British & World English

Used in reference to a state of extreme grief or sorrow, typically caused by the death of a loved one or the ending of a romantic relationship

heart attack British & World English

A sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle and sometimes fatal

heart bypass British & World English

A surgical operation in which an alternative channel is created to improve blood flow to the heart when a coronary artery is blocked

heart failure British & World English

Severe failure of the heart to function properly, especially as a cause of death

heart massage British & World English

Another term for cardiac massage

heart-rending British & World English

Causing great sadness or distress

heart urchin British & World English

A heart-shaped burrowing sea urchin which has a thick covering of fine spines on the shell, giving it a furry appearance

heart-warming British & World English

Emotionally rewarding or uplifting

lonely heart British & World English

A person looking for a lover or friend by advertising in a newspaper

purple heart British & World English

(In the US) a decoration for members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action, established in 1782 and re-established in 1932

Sacred Heart British & World English

The heart of Christ, especially as represented in an image and regarded as an object of devotion among Roman Catholics

heart-rending English Thesaurus

a heart-rending cry of torment

heart-warming English Thesaurus

the sympathy in his voice was heart-warming

bleeding heart British & World English

A person considered to be excessively soft-hearted or liberal

bullock's heart British & World English

The edible fruit of a tropical American custard apple

have a heart British & World English

Be merciful; show pity

heart-searching British & World English

Thorough, typically painful examination of one’s feelings and motives

heart-stopping British & World English

Full of suspense or excitement; thrilling

cross my heart British & World English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying

from the heart British & World English

With sincere feeling

heart of stone British & World English

A stern or cruel nature

Heart of Dixie British & World English

Informal name for Alabama.

heart of palm British & World English

The edible bud of a palm tree

heart's-blood British & World English

The blood, as being necessary for life

my heart bleeds British & World English

Used ironically to imply that the person referred to does not deserve the sympathetic response they are seeking

one's heart sinks British & World English

Used to express a feeling of sudden sadness or dismay

heart-lung machine British & World English

A machine that temporarily takes over the functions of the heart and lungs, especially during heart surgery

open-heart surgery British & World English

Surgery in which the heart is exposed and the blood made to bypass it

a change of heart British & World English

A move to a different opinion or attitude


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