Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun heart

10 senses of heart

Sense 1
heart, bosom -- (the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom")
       => intuition, hunch, suspicion -- (an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong")

Sense 2
heart, pump, ticker -- (the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly")
       => internal organ, viscus -- (a main organ that is situated inside the body)

Sense 3
heart, mettle, nerve, spunk -- (the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball")
       => courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness -- (a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear)

Sense 4
center, centre, middle, heart, eye -- (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")
       => area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")

Sense 5
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty -- (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")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 6
heart, spirit -- (an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart")
       => disposition, temperament -- (your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition")

Sense 7
heart -- (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")
       => plane figure, two-dimensional figure -- (a two-dimensional shape)

Sense 8
heart -- (a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six")
       => variety meat, organs -- (edible viscera of a butchered animal)

Sense 9
affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia -- (a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 10
heart -- (a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it; "he led the queen of hearts"; "hearts were trumps")
       => playing card -- (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

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