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heart

 (härt)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
b. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
2. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
3.
a. The vital center and source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities.
b. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs: an appeal from the heart; a subject dear to her heart.
c. The seat of the intellect or imagination: the worst atrocities the human heart could devise.
4.
a. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character: a man after my own heart.
b. One's prevailing mood or current inclination: We were light of heart.
5.
a. Capacity for sympathy or generosity; compassion: a leader who seems to have no heart.
b. Love; affection: The child won my heart.
6.
a. Courage; resolution; fortitude: The soldiers lost heart and retreated.
b. The firmness of will or the callousness required to carry out an unpleasant task or responsibility: hadn't the heart to send them away without food.
7. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous: a dear heart.
8.
a. The central or innermost physical part of a place or region: the heart of the financial district.
b. The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable, such as a heart of palm.
9. The most important or essential part: get to the heart of the matter.
10. A conventional two-lobed representation of the heart, usually colored red or pink.
11. Games
a. A red, heart-shaped figure on certain playing cards.
b. A playing card with this figure.
c. hearts (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The suit of cards represented by this figure.
d. A card game in which the object is either to avoid hearts when taking tricks or to take all the hearts.
tr.v. heart·ed, heart·ing, hearts
1. Slang To have great liking or affection for: I heart chocolate chip cookies!
2. Archaic To encourage; hearten.
Idioms:
at heart
In one's deepest feelings; fundamentally.
by heart
Learned by rote; memorized word for word.
do (one's) heart good
To lift one's spirits; make one happy.
from the bottom/depths of (one's) heart
With the deepest appreciation; most sincerely.
have (one's) heart in (one's) mouth
To be extremely frightened or anxious.
have (one's) heart in the right place
To be well-intentioned.
heart and soul
Completely; entirely.
in (one's) heart of hearts
In the seat of one's truest feelings.
lose (one's) heart to
To fall in love with.
near/close to (one's) heart
Loved by or important to one.
steal (someone's) heart
To win one's affection or love.
take to heart
To take seriously and be affected or troubled by: Don't take my criticism to heart.
to (one's) heart's content
To one's entire satisfaction, without limitation.
wear (one's) heart on (one's) sleeve
To show one's feelings clearly and openly by one's behavior.
with all (one's) heart
1. With great willingness or pleasure.
2. With the deepest feeling or devotion.
with half a heart
In a halfhearted manner.

[Middle English hert, from Old English heorte; see kerd- in Indo-European rootsV., sense 1, from the use of a heart shape to represent the verb love, originally between the letters I and NY in merchandise meant to be read I love New York.]

heart

(hɑːt)
n
1. (Anatomy) the hollow muscular organ in vertebrates whose contractions propel the blood through the circulatory system. In mammals it consists of a right and left atrium and a right and left ventricle.
2. (Anatomy) the corresponding organ or part in invertebrates
3. this organ considered as the seat of life and emotions, esp love
4. emotional mood or disposition: a happy heart; a change of heart.
5. tenderness or pity: you have no heart.
6. courage or spirit; bravery
7. the inmost or most central part of a thing: the heart of the city.
8. the most important or vital part: the heart of the matter.
9. (Cookery) (of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part
10. (Forestry) the core of a tree
11. the part nearest the heart of a person; breast: she held him to her heart.
12. a dearly loved person: usually used as a term of address: dearest heart.
13. a conventionalized representation of the heart, having two rounded lobes at the top meeting in a point at the bottom
14. (Card Games)
a. a red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card
b. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked
15. (Agriculture) a fertile condition in land, conducive to vigorous growth in crops or herbage (esp in the phrase in good heart)
16. after one's own heart appealing to one's own disposition, taste, or tendencies
17. at heart in reality or fundamentally
18. break one's heart break someone's heart to grieve or cause to grieve very deeply, esp through love
19. by heart by committing to memory
20. cross my heart! cross my heart and hope to die! I promise!
21. eat one's heart out to brood or pine with grief or longing
22. from one's heart from the bottom of one's heart very sincerely or deeply
23. have a heart! be kind or merciful
24. have one's heart in it (usually used with a negative) to have enthusiasm for something
25. have one's heart in one's boots to be depressed or down-hearted
26. have one's heart in one's mouth have one's heart in one's throat to be full of apprehension, excitement, or fear
27. have one's heart in the right place
a. to be kind, thoughtful, or generous
b. to mean well
28. have the heart (usually used with a negative) to have the necessary will, callousness, etc (to do something): I didn't have the heart to tell him.
29. heart and soul absolutely; completely
30. heart of hearts the depths of one's conscience or emotions
31. heart of oak a brave person
32. in one's heart secretly; fundamentally
33. lose heart to become despondent or disillusioned (over something)
34. lose one's heart to to fall in love with
35. near to one's heart close to one's heart cherished or important
36. set one's heart on to have as one's ambition to obtain; covet
37. take heart to become encouraged
38. take to heart to take seriously or be upset about
39. to one's heart's content as much as one wishes
40. wear one's heart on one's sleeve to show one's feelings openly
41. with all one's heart with one's whole heart very willingly
vb
42. (Botany) (intr) (of vegetables) to form a heart
43. an archaic word for hearten
[Old English heorte; related to Old Norse hjarta, Gothic hairtō, Old High German herza, Latin cor, Greek kardia, Old Irish cride]

heart

(hɑrt)

n.
1. a muscular organ in vertebrates (four-chambered in mammals and birds, three-chambered in reptiles and amphibians, and two-chambered in fishes) that receives blood from the veins and pumps it through the arteries to oxygenate the blood during its circuit.
2. any analogous contractile structure in invertebrate animals.
3. the center of the total personality, esp. with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion: In your heart you know it's true.
4. the center of emotion, esp. as contrasted to the head as the center of the intellect.
5. capacity for sympathy; feeling; affection: His heart moved him to help the needy.
6. spirit, courage, or enthusiasm: I don't have the heart to tell him; to lose heart.
7. the innermost or central part of anything: in the heart of Paris.
8. the vital or essential part; core: the heart of the matter.
9. the breast or bosom.
10. a person (used esp. in expressions of praise or affection): dear heart.
11. a conventional shape with rounded sides meeting in a point at the bottom and curving inward to a cusp at the top.
12. a red figure or pip of this shape on a playing card.
13. a card of the suit bearing such figures.
14. hearts,
a. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the suit so marked.
b. (used with a sing. v.) a game in which the players try to take all the hearts or to avoid taking tricks containing any of them.
15. a strand running through the center of a rope, the other strands being laid around it.
v.t.
16. Archaic.
a. to fix in the heart.
b. to encourage.
Idioms:
1. at heart, in reality; fundamentally; basically.
2. break someone's heart, to cause someone to be devastated by sorrow or disappointment.
3. by heart, entirely from memory.
4. eat one's heart out, to grieve inconsolably.
5. have a heart, to exhibit compassion and mercy.
6. have at heart, to have as a fundamental motive.
7. have one's heart in one's mouth, to be extremely anxious or fearful.
8. have one's heart in the right place, to be well-intentioned.
9. in one's heart of hearts, in one's private thoughts or feelings; deep within one.
10. lose one's heart to, to fall in love with.
11. near or close to one's heart, of great interest or concern to one.
12. set one's heart at rest, to dismiss one's anxieties.
13. set one's heart on, to wish for intensely; determine on. Also, have one's heart set on.
14. take to heart,
a. to consider seriously.
b. to grieve over.
15. take heart, to regain one's courage; become heartened.
16. wear one's heart on one's sleeve, to allow one's feelings, esp. of love, to show.
[before 900; Middle English herte, Old English heorte, c. Old Saxon herta, Old High German herza, Old Norse hjarta, Gothic hairtō; akin to Latin cor (see cordial), Greek kardía (see cardio-)]
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heart
adult human heart

heart

(härt)
1. The hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the body of a vertebrate animal by contracting and relaxing. In humans and other mammals, it has four chambers, consisting of two atria and two ventricles. The right side of the heart collects blood with low oxygen levels from the veins and pumps it to the lungs. The left side receives blood with high oxygen levels from the lungs and pumps it into the aorta, which carries it to all of the arteries of the body. The heart in other vertebrates functions similarly but often has fewer chambers.
2. A similar but simpler organ in invertebrate animals.

heart

- As the seat of feeling and intellect, heart has been used since around 825.
See also related terms for intellect.

Heart

See also anatomy; body, human.

an abnormal fear of angina pectoris.
any abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat. — arrhythmic, arhythmic, arythmic, arrythmic, adj.
a burning or other painful feeling in the stomach or esophagus; heartburn.
Medicine. the specialty that treats the heart and the blood vessels.
Medicine. the surgical puncture or incision of the heart. Also called cardiopuncture.
the branch of medical science that studies the forces and motions involved in the heart’s actions.
Medicine. a pain in the heart.
Medical Science, the study of the development of the heart in the embryo.
an instrument to record the action of the heart. — cardiographer, n.cardiographic, adj.
Medicine. the technique of graphically recording some physical or functional features of heart action.
an agent that stimulates action of the heart.
Medicine. the study of the heart and its functions. — cardiologist, n.cardiologic, cardiological, adj.
Medicine. a disease causing a softening of the muscle of the heart.
Medicine. an abnormal enlargement of the heart.
Medicine. a general term designating the early stages of diseases of heart muscles.
Medicine. a heart disease caused by malaria and marked by increases in heart rhythm and doubled beating.
any disease or disorder of the heart. — cardiopath, n. — cardiopathic, adj.
an abnormal fear of heart disease.
cardiocentesis.
Medicine. the restoration of proper heart rhythm by electrical shock.
an inflamed condition of the heart.
the condition of having a single (monocrotism), double (dicrotism), etc., heartbeat.
the rhythmic dilatation of the heart during which the muscle relaxes and the chambers fill with blood. Cf. systole.diastolic, adj.
the condition of having a doublé heartbeat. — dicrotic, adj.
an inflamed condition of the endocardium, the membrane that lines heart chambers.
an even pulsebeat. — eurhythmic, adj.
the uncontrolled twitching of the muscular fibrils, especially of the cardiac muscles.
a condition in which a localized area of muscular tissue is dying or dead owing to insufficient supply of blood, as occurs in a heart attack.
the condition of having a single heartbeat. — monocrotic, adj.
an inflamed condition of the muscular walls of the heart.
1. rapid and irregular beating of the heart.
2. a trembling of the body, as from fear or anxiety.
an inflamed condition of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounds the heart.
the rhythmic contraction of the heart, and especially of the ventricles, following each dilatation. Cf. diastole.systolic, adj.
abnormally rapid beating of the heart.
the condition of having three arterial beats for every one heartbeat, as in certain pulses. — tricrotic, adj.
inflammation of a cardiac valve, usually caused by syphilis or rheumatic fever.

Heart(s)

 

See Also: AGITATION, HEARTBEAT

  1. Hard hearts, and cold, like weights of icy stone —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. The heart errs like the head —Anatole France
  3. The heart (especially the Jewish heart) is a fiddle: you pull the strings, and out come songs, mostly plaintive —Sholom Aleichem
  4. The heart is like the sky, a part of heaven, but changes night and day too, like the sky —Lord Byron
  5. The heart is like a creeping plant, which withers unless it has something around which it can entwine —Charles James Apperley
  6. The heart is like an instrument whose strings steal nobler music from Life’s many frets —Gerald Massey
  7. Heart like a child —Mary Hood
  8. The heart of the wise, like a mirror, should reflect all objects, without being sullied by any —Confucius
  9. Hearts isolated behind the bars of ribs and jumping around like monkeys —Yehuda Amichai
  10. Hearts … mellow as well-tilled soil in which good seed flourishes —Valdimir G. Korolenko
  11. Hearts opening like jaws —Sharon Olds
  12. Heart trembling a little like the door for Elijah the Prophet —Yehuda Amichai
  13. A heart without affection is like a purse without money —Benjamin Mandelstamm
  14. Her heart divided like two wings —Carson McCullers
  15. Her heart sank like a wounded bird —Ellen Glasgow
  16. His heart ached like Niagara Falls —Frank O’Hara
  17. His heart is like a viper, hissing and spitting poison at God —Jonathan Edwards
  18. His heart … like the sea, ever open, brave and free —F. E. Weatherly
  19. His heart sagged in its net of veins like a rock in a sling —George Garrett
  20. His heart swelled up in his throat like a toad —Oakley Hall
  21. His heart was open as the day —Anon ballad, “Old Grimes”
  22. The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven —Martin Luther
  23. The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then ‘tis itself it grinds and wears away —Martin Luther
  24. A man’s heart is like a sponge, just soaked with emotion and sentiment of which he can squeeze a little bit out for every pretty woman —Helen Rowland
  25. A man’s heart, like an automobile, is always apt to skid and ditch him just at the psychological moment when he thinks he has it under perfect control —Helen Rowland
  26. My heart clenched like a fist —Charles Johnson

    The fist comparison is also effective for describing a grim, pinched facial expression.

    See Also: FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, SERIOUS

  27. My heart is like an apple-tree whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit —Christina Rossetti

    The first stanza of A Birthday, from which this is taken, contains yet another heart comparison: “My heart is like a rainbow shell that paddles in a halcyon sea.”

  28. My heart is like an outbound ship that at its anchor swings —John Greenleaf Whittier
  29. My heart is like a singing bird —Christina Rossetti
  30. My little heart pops out, like springs —Diane Wakoski

    This simile is the title of a poem which begins with yet another simile: “A little spirit in me that’s wound up like a clock.”

  31. The heart is like a creeping plant, which withers unless it has something around which it can entwine —Charles James Apperley
  32. Without a loved one my heart’s like a beet root choked with chickweed —A Broken-Hearted Gardener, anonymous 19th century verse

heart


Past participle: hearted
Gerund: hearting

Imperative
heart
heart
Present
I heart
you heart
he/she/it hearts
we heart
you heart
they heart
Preterite
I hearted
you hearted
he/she/it hearted
we hearted
you hearted
they hearted
Present Continuous
I am hearting
you are hearting
he/she/it is hearting
we are hearting
you are hearting
they are hearting
Present Perfect
I have hearted
you have hearted
he/she/it has hearted
we have hearted
you have hearted
they have hearted
Past Continuous
I was hearting
you were hearting
he/she/it was hearting
we were hearting
you were hearting
they were hearting
Past Perfect
I had hearted
you had hearted
he/she/it had hearted
we had hearted
you had hearted
they had hearted
Future
I will heart
you will heart
he/she/it will heart
we will heart
you will heart
they will heart
Future Perfect
I will have hearted
you will have hearted
he/she/it will have hearted
we will have hearted
you will have hearted
they will have hearted
Future Continuous
I will be hearting
you will be hearting
he/she/it will be hearting
we will be hearting
you will be hearting
they will be hearting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hearting
you have been hearting
he/she/it has been hearting
we have been hearting
you have been hearting
they have been hearting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hearting
you will have been hearting
he/she/it will have been hearting
we will have been hearting
you will have been hearting
they will have been hearting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hearting
you had been hearting
he/she/it had been hearting
we had been hearting
you had been hearting
they had been hearting
Conditional
I would heart
you would heart
he/she/it would heart
we would heart
you would heart
they would heart
Past Conditional
I would have hearted
you would have hearted
he/she/it would have hearted
we would have hearted
you would have hearted
they would have hearted

heart

The hollow, muscular, fist-sized organ that pumps blood around the body. It lies between the lungs, behind the sternum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heart - the locus of feelings and intuitionsheart - the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
hunch, suspicion, intuition - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
2.heart - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungsheart - 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
arteria coronaria, coronary artery - the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart
athlete's heart - enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance
biauriculate heart - a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
cardiac valve, heart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
3.heart - the courage to carry onheart - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
4.heart - 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"
center stage, centre stage - the central area on a theater stage
central city, city center, city centre - the central part of a city
storm center, storm centre - the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
financial center - the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
hub - a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve; "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"; "the airport is the economic hub of the area"
inner city - the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
medical center - the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
midstream - the middle of a stream
5.heart - 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"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
bare bones - (plural) the most basic facts or elements; "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
hypostasis - (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
haecceity, quiddity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessence - the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff - a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
6.heart - an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
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
8.heart - a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
9.heart - a positive feeling of likingheart - 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"
attachment, fond regard - a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
protectiveness - a feeling of protective affection
regard, respect - a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
soft spot - a sentimental affection; "she had a soft spot for her youngest son"
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"
major suit - (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

heart

noun
1. emotions, feelings, sentiments, love, affection I phoned him up and poured out my heart. The beauty quickly captured his heart.
2. nature, character, soul, constitution, essence, temperament, inclination, disposition She loved his brilliance and his generous heart.
3. tenderness, feeling(s), love, understanding, concern, sympathy, pity, humanity, affection, compassion, kindness, empathy, benevolence, concern for others They are ruthless, formidable, without heart.
4. root, core, essence, centre, nucleus, marrow, hub, kernel, crux, gist, central part, nitty-gritty (informal), nub, pith, quintessence The heart of the problem is supply and demand.
5. courage, will, spirit, mind, balls (taboo slang), purpose, bottle (Brit. informal), resolution, resolve, nerve, stomach, enthusiasm, determination, guts (informal), spine, pluck, bravery, backbone, fortitude, mettle, boldness, spunk (informal) I did not have the heart or spirit left to jog back to my hotel.
at heart fundamentally, essentially, basically, really, actually, in fact, truly, in reality, in truth, in essence, deep down, at bottom, au fond (French) He was a very gentle boy at heart.
by heart from or by memory, verbatim, word for word, pat, word-perfect, by rote, off by heart, off pat, parrot-fashion (informal) Mack knew this passage by heart.
from the bottom of your heart deeply, heartily, fervently, heart and soul, devoutly, with all your heart thanking you from the bottom of my heart
from the heart sincerely, earnestly, in earnest, with all your heart, in all sincerity He was clearly speaking from the heart.
heart and soul completely, entirely, absolutely, wholeheartedly, to the hilt, devotedly He is heart and soul a Scot.
lose heart give up, despair, lose hope, become despondent, give up the ghost (informal) He appealed to his countrymen not to lose heart.
set your heart on something desire, long for, yearn for, hunger for, hanker after, want desperately He had always set his heart on a career in the theatre.
take heart be encouraged, be comforted, cheer up, perk up, brighten up, be heartened, buck up (informal), derive comfort Investors failed to take heart from the stronger yen.
Related words
adjective cardiac

Parts of the heart

aorta, atrium or auricle, bicuspid valve, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, semilunar valve, septum, tricuspid valve, vena cava, ventricle

heart

noun
1. The circulatory organ of the body:
Slang: ticker.
2. The seat of a person's innermost emotions and feelings:
Idioms: bottom of one's heart, cockles of one's heart, one's heart of hearts.
4. The most central and material part:
Law: gravamen.
5. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance:
6. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate:
Translations
قَلْبكوبَّه في ورق اللعبلَهُ شَكْل القَلْبمَرْكِز، قَلْب المَكانرَحْمَه، قَلْب، شُعور
сърце
cor
srdcesrdečnísrdíčkostatečnoststřed
hjertehjerteri hjertetkernemidt i
koro
دلقلب
sydänydinhertta
दिल
srce
herckőrpirosszívszíve
corde
jantung
hjartahjarta, miîjakjarkur; barráttuòrekmannlegar tilfinningar
心臓気持ちハート中心
심장
cor
širdis-širdisširdyssotusvisa širdimi
sirdssirds-sirsniņavidienecentrālā daļa
serceserduszkokier
centruinimămijlocsuflet
srdcesrdiečko
srcesrediščena pamet
hercsrceсрцехерц
hjärtahjärter
mioyomoyo
หัวใจใจดวงใจฤทัย
серце
دل
trái tim

heart

[hɑːt]
A. N
1. (= organ, symbol of love) → corazón m
she waited with beating heartle palpitaba el corazón mientras esperaba, esperaba con el corazón palpitante
to clasp sb to one's heartabrazar a algn estrechamente
to have a weak heartpadecer or sufrir del corazón
2. (= seat of emotions) → corazón m
with all one's heartde todo corazón, con toda su alma
at hearten el fondo
to have sb's interests at hearttener presente el interés de algn
this is an issue which is close to his hearteste es un asunto que le toca muy de cerca
to one's heart's contenta gusto
this is an issue which is dear to his heartéste es un asunto que le toca muy de cerca
his words came from the heartsus palabras salieron del corazón
it would have done your heart goodte habría alegrado el corazón
he knew in his heart that it was a waste of timeél en el fondo sabía que era una pérdida de tiempo
you will always have a place in my heartsiempre te llevaré dentro (de mi corazón)
he's a man after my own heartes un hombre de los que me gustan
from the bottom of one's heartcon toda sinceridad, de corazón
to break sb's heart (in love) → partir el corazón a algn; (by behaviour etc) → matar a algn a disgustos
to break one's heart overpartirse el corazón por
to die of a broken heartmorir de pena
to cut sb to the heartherir a algn en lo vivo
to give one's heart toenamorarse de
he has a heart of goldtiene un corazón de oro
have a heart!¡ten un poco de compasión or corazón!
to have no heartno tener corazón or entrañas
with a heavy heartapesadumbrado, compungido
with heavy hearts, we turned our steps homewardapesadumbrados or compungidos, encaminamos nuestros pasos de regreso a casa
his heart was not in itlo hacía sin ganas, no tenía fe en lo que estaba haciendo
in his heart of heartsen lo más íntimo de su corazón
to lose one's heart toenamorarse de
to open one's heart to sbabrir el corazón a algn
to cry one's heart outllorar a lágrima viva
to sing one's heart outcantar a voz en grito
his heart is in the right placetiene buen corazón
to let one's heart rule one's headdejar que el corazón guíe a la cabeza
to set one's heart on sth I've set my heart on that coat I saw yesterdayquiero a toda costa (comprarme) ese abrigo que vi ayer
she's set her heart on winning the championshipha puesto todo su empeño en ganar el campeonato
she is the heart and soul of the organizationella es el alma de la organización
to throw o.s. into sth heart and soulentregarse en cuerpo y alma a algo, meterse de lleno en algo
to take sth to hearttomarse algo a pecho
to wear one's heart on one's sleevellevar el corazón en la mano
to win sb's heartenamorar a algn
she won the hearts of the peoplese ganó el corazón or el afecto de la gente
see also eat out B
see also sick A1
3. (= courage) I did not have the heart or I could not find it in my heart to tell herno tuve valor para decírselo
to be in good heart [person] → estar de buen ánimo
to lose heartdescorazonarse
to have one's heart in one's mouthtener el alma en un hilo, tener el corazón en un puño
to put new heart into sbinfundir nuevos bríos a algn
my heart sankme descorazoné, se me cayó el alma a los pies
to take heartcobrar ánimos, animarse
we may take heart from the fact thatque nos aliente el hecho de que ...
4. (= centre) [of lettuce, celery] → cogollo m; [of place, earth etc] → corazón m, seno m, centro m
in the heart of the countryen pleno campo
the heart of the matterlo esencial or el meollo or el quid del asunto
in the heart of winteren pleno invierno
in the heart of the wooden el centro del bosque
5. (= memory)
to learn/know/recite sth by heartaprender/saber/recitar algo de memoria
6. hearts (Cards) → corazones mpl; (in Spanish pack) → copas fpl
B. CPD heart attack N (Med) → ataque m al corazón, infarto m (de miocardio)
heart complaint Nenfermedad f cardíaca
heart condition Ncondición f cardíaca
heart disease Nenfermedad f cardíaca
heart failure N (= attack) → fallo m del corazón, paro m cardíaco; (chronic) → insuficiencia f cardíaca
heart murmur Nsoplo m en el corazón
heart rate Nritmo m del corazón
heart surgeon Ncirujano/a m/f cardiólogo/a
heart surgery Ncirugía f cardíaca
heart transplant Ntrasplante m del corazón
heart trouble Nproblemas mpl de corazón, afecciones fpl cardíacas
to have heart troublepadecer or sufrir del corazón

heart

[ˈhɑːrt]
n
[human, animal] (= organ) → cœur m
to have a weak heart → avoir le cœur malade, être cardiaque
cross my heart (= believe me) → croix de bois croix de fer
cross your heart? (= is it really true?) → tu le jures ?
my heart was in my mouth (= I was apprehensive) → mon cœur battait la chamade
(= shape) → cœur m
(= feelings) → cœur m
to have a soft heart → avoir le cœur tendre
to have a hard heart → avoir un cœur de pierre
her heart is in the right place → elle a bon cœur
my heart went out to them (= I felt sorry for them) → j'étais de tout cœur avec eux
affairs of the heart → affaires de cœur
with all one's heart → avec tout son cœur
to break sb's heart → briser le cœur de qn
to have a broken heart → avoir le cœur brisé
to die of a broken heart → mourir de chagrin
She died of a broken heart → Elle est morte de chagrin.
to lose one's heart to sb (literary) (= fall in love) → tomber amoureux/se de qn
to have a change of heart → changer d'avis
to speak from the heart (= sincerely) → parler du fond du cœur
to thank sb from the bottom of one's heart → remercier qn du fond du cœur
to take sth to heart (= be upset by sth) → prendre qch à cœur
to know sth in one's heart (= deep down) → savoir qch au fond de soi
to believe sth in one's heart of hearts (= deep down) → croire qch au plus profond de soi
to set one's heart on sth → vouloir absolument qch
to set one's heart on doing sth → vouloir absolument faire qch
She set her heart on being a lawyer → Elle voulait à tout prix devenir avocate.
to open one's heart to sb → ouvrir son cœur à qn
to wear one's heart on one's sleeve (= show one's feelings) → laisser voir ses sentiments
to one's heart's content (= as much as one wants) → tout son soûl
(= courage) → courage m
to lose heart → perdre courage, se décourager
to take heart → prendre courage
to take heart from sth → être encouragé(e) par qch
to give sb heart → redonner du cœur à qn
to not have the heart to do sth
I didn't have the heart to do it → Je n'ai pas eu le cœur de le faire.
I didn't have the heart to ruin their holiday → Je n'ai pas eu le cœur de gâcher leurs vacances.
(= enthusiasm) → cœur m
my heart wasn't in it → le cœur n'y était pas
to put one's heart and soul into sth → se donner corps et âme à qch
to be dear to sb's heart (= important)
It was very dear to my heart → Ça me tenait beaucoup à cœur.
to be close to sb's heart (= important)
This was a subject close to his heart → C'était un sujet qui lui tenait beaucoup à cœur.
(= core) [problem] → fond m
the heart of the matter → le fond du problème
to be at the heart of the debate → être au cœur du débat
(= centre) [city] → cœur m
the heart of London → le cœur de Londres
at heart (= essentially) → au fond
by heart [learn, know] → par cœur
to learn sth off by heart → apprendre qch par cœur hearts
npl (CARDS)cœur m
the ace of hearts → l'as de cœur

heart

n
(Anat) → Herz nt
(fig, for emotion, courage etc) → Herz nt; to break somebody’s heartjdm das Herz brechen; it breaks my heart to see her so upsetes bricht mir das Herz, sie so betrübt zu sehen; it breaks my heart to think that …mir bricht das Herz, wenn ich daran denke, dass …; she thought her heart would breaksie meinte, ihr würde das Herz brechen; you’re breaking my heart (iro)ich fang gleich an zu weinen (iro); a man after my own heartein Mann ganz nach meinem Herzen; to have a change of heartsich anders besinnen, seine Meinung ändern; to be close or dear to one’s heart (cause, subject) → jdm am Herzen liegen; to learn/know/recite something (off) by heartetw auswendig lernen/kennen/aufsagen; I know the route by heartich kenne die Strecke (in- und) auswendig; he knew in his heart she was righter wusste im Grunde seines Herzens, dass sie recht hatte; in my heart of heartsim Grunde meines Herzens; with all my heartvon ganzem Herzen; from the bottom of one’s heartaus tiefstem Herzen; to be the heart and soul of somethingdas Herz und die Seele einer Sache (gen)sein; to put (one’s) heart and soul into somethingsich mit Leib und Seele einer Sache (dat)widmen; to take something to heartsich (dat)etw zu Herzen nehmen; we (only) have your interests at heartuns liegen doch nur Ihre Interessen am Herzen; to set one’s heart on somethingsein Herz an etw (acc)hängen (geh); it did my heart goodes wurde mir warm ums Herz; to one’s heart’s contentnach Herzenslust; most men are boys at heartdie meisten Männer sind im Grunde (ihres Herzens) noch richtige Kinder; I couldn’t find it in my heart to forgive himich konnte es nicht über mich bringen, ihm zu verzeihen; his heart isn’t in his work/in iter ist nicht mit dem Herzen bei der Sache/dabei; he’s putting/not putting his heart into his worker ist mit ganzem Herzen/nur mit halbem Herzen bei seiner Arbeit; to give somebody heartjdm Mut machen; to lose heartden Mut verlieren; to lose one’s heart (to somebody/something)sein Herz (an jdn/etw) verlieren; to take heartMut fassen; he took heart from his brother’s exampledas Beispiel seines Bruders machte ihm Mut; they’ve taken him to their heartssie haben ihn ins Herz geschlossen; to put new or fresh heart into somebodyjdn mit neuem Mut erfüllen; to put new heart into somethingetw mit neuem Leben erfüllen; to be in good heart (liter)guten Mutes sein (geh); her heart is in the right place (inf)sie hat das Herz auf dem rechten Fleck (inf); to have a heart of stoneein Herz aus Stein haben; to wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve (prov) → das Herz auf der Zunge tragen (prov); my heart was in my mouth (inf)mir schlug das Herz bis zum Hals; his heart was in his boots (inf)ihm ist das Herz in die Hose(n) gerutscht (inf); have a heart! (inf)gib deinem Herzen einen Stoß! (inf); I didn’t have the heart to say noich brachte es nicht übers Herz, nein or Nein zu sagen; she has a heart of goldsie hat ein goldenes Herz; my heart sank (with apprehension) → mir wurde bang ums Herz (liter), → mir rutschte das Herz in die Hose(n) (inf); (with sadness) → das Herz wurde mir schwer; (= I was discouraged)mein Mut sank
(= centre: of town, country, cabbage etc) → Herz nt; in the heart of the forestim tiefsten or mitten im Wald; the heart of the matterder Kern der Sache; the heart of the treedas Mark des Baumes; artichoke heartArtischockenherz nt
yes, my heart (liter)ja, mein Herz (liter); dear heart (old, liter)liebes Herz (liter)
hearts pl (Cards) → Herz nt; (Bridge) → Coeur nt; queen of heartsHerz-/Coeurdame f

heart

:
heartache
nKummer m, → Herzeleid nt (old liter), → Herzweh nt (geh)
heart attack
nHerzanfall m; (= thrombosis)Herzinfarkt m; I nearly had a heart (fig inf, from shock) → ich habe fast einen Herzschlag gekriegt (inf); (from surprise also) → da hat mich doch fast der Schlag getroffen (inf)
heartbeat
nHerzschlag m
heartbreak
ngroßer Kummer, Leid nt; I’ve had my share of heartsich habe meinen Teil an Kummer gehabt; it caused heart for himes brach ihm (beinahe) das Herz
heartbreaker
heartbreaking
adjherzzerreißend; it was heart to see him with crutcheses brach einem das Herz, ihn an Krücken zu sehen; it’s a heart situationes bricht einem das Herz
heartbroken
adjuntröstlich, todunglücklich; she was heart about itsie war darüber todunglücklich; (because of love, death etc also) → es hat ihr das Herz gebrochen; don’t look so heartschau (doch) nicht so unglücklich drein
heartburn
nSodbrennen nt
heart case
nHerzpatient(in) m(f)
heart complaint
heart condition
nHerzleiden nt; he has a hearter ist herzleidend, er hats am Herzen (inf)
heart disease

heart

:
heart failure
nHerzversagen nt; he suffered heartsein Herz hat versagt
heartfelt
adj thanks, apologyaufrichtig; sympathy, tribute, appeal, pleatief empfunden; heart thanks to you allIhnen allen danke ich von ganzem Herzen; her apology did not seem to be heartihre Entschuldigung schien nicht von Herzen zu kommen; my heart sympathy or condolencesmein tief empfundenes or herzliches Beileid

heart

:
heartless
adjherzlos; (= cruel also)grausam
heartlessly
advgrausam; she heart abandoned the childsie verließ das Kind auf herzlose Weise; how can you be so heart cruel?wie kannst du nur so schrecklich grausam sein?
heartlessness
nHerzlosigkeit f; (= cruelty)Grausamkeit f
heart-lung machine
nHerz-Lungen-Maschine f
heart murmur
nHerzgeräusche pl
heart-rending
heart-searching
heart-shaped
adjherzförmig
heartsick
adj (liter) to be heartHerzeleid haben (old liter)
heartstrings
pl to pull or tug at somebody’s heartjdn zu Tränen rühren, bei jdm auf die Tränendrüsen drücken (inf); he plucked the heart of rich old womener nutzte die Gefühle von reichen alten Frauen aus
heart-throb
n (inf)Schwarm m (inf)
heart-to-heart
adjganz offen; to have a heart talk with somebodysich mit jdm ganz offen aussprechen
noffene Aussprache; it’s time we had a heartes ist Zeit, dass wir uns einmal offen aussprechen
heart transplant
heart trouble
heart-warming
adjherzerfreuend

heart

[hɑːt]
1. n
a. (also) (fig) → cuore m
to have a weak heart → avere il cuore debole
he's a man after my own heart → è proprio il tipo che mi piace
he's a good boy at heart → in fondo è un bravo ragazzo
to have sb's interests at heart → avere a cuore gli interessi di qn
from the (bottom of one's) heart → dal profondo del cuore, con tutto il cuore
in her heart of hearts → nel suo intimo
heart and soul → anima e corpo
his heart was in his boots (dejected) → aveva la morte nel cuore
to wear one's heart on one's sleeve → non fare mistero dei propri sentimenti
my heart sank → mi sono scoraggiato
to learn/know/recite by heart → imparare/sapere/ripetere a memoria
to one's heart's content → quanto si ha voglia
her heart is in the right place → è di buon cuore
to cry one's heart out → piangere disperatamente or a calde lacrime
have a heart! (fam) → sii buono!
she has a heart of gold → ha un cuore d'oro
to take sth to heart → prendersi a cuore qc
his heart was not in it → gli mancava l'entusiasmo
to set one's heart on sth/on doing sth → tenere molto a qc/a fare qc
with all one's heart → con tutto il cuore
to break sb's heart → spezzare il cuore a qn
to be in good heart → essere su di morale
I did not have the heart to tell her → non ho avuto cuore or il coraggio di dirglielo
to have one's heart in one's mouth → avere il cuore in gola
to lose heart → perdersi di coraggio or d'animo, scoraggiarsi
to take heart → farsi coraggio or animo
in the heart of the country → in mezzo alla campagna
the heart of the matter → il nocciolo della questione
b. (Cards) hearts nplcuori mpl
2. adjcardiaco/a
to have a heart complaint, to have heart trouble → avere un disturbo cardiaco or una cardiopatia
to have a heart condition → essere cardiopatico/a

heart

(haːt) noun
1. the organ which pumps blood through the body. How fast does a person's heart beat?; (also adjective) heart disease; a heart specialist.
2. the central part. I live in the heart of the city; in the heart of the forest; the heart of a lettuce; Let's get straight to the heart of the matter/problem.
3. the part of the body where one's feelings, especially of love, conscience etc are imagined to arise. She has a kind heart; You know in your heart that you ought to go; She has no heart (= She is not kind).
4. courage and enthusiasm. The soldiers were beginning to lose heart.
5. a symbol supposed to represent the shape of the heart; a white dress with little pink hearts on it; heart-shaped.
6. one of the playing-cards of the suit hearts, which have red symbols of this shape on them.
-hearted
kind-hearted; hard-hearted; broken-hearted.
ˈhearten verb
to encourage or cheer up. We were greatly heartened by the good news.
ˈheartless adjective
cruel; very unkind. a heartless remark.
ˈheartlessly adverb
ˈheartlessness noun
hearts noun plural
(sometimes treated as noun singular) one of the four card suits. the two of hearts.
ˈhearty adjective
1. very friendly. a hearty welcome.
2. enthusiastic. a hearty cheer.
3. very cheerful; too cheerful. a hearty person/laugh.
4. (of meals) large. He ate a hearty breakfast.
5. (of a person's appetite) large.
ˈheartily adverb
ˈheartiness noun
ˈheartache noun
(a feeling of) great sadness.
heart attack
a sudden failure of the heart to function correctly, sometimes causing death. My father has had a slight heart attack.
ˈheartbeat noun
(the sound of) the regular movement of the heart.
ˈheartbreak noun
(something which causes) great sorrow. I have suffered many heartbreaks in my life.
ˈheartbroken adjective
feeling very great sorrow. a heartbroken widow.
ˈheartburn noun
a burning feeling in the chest caused by indigestion. She suffers from heartburn after meals.
heart failure
the sudden stopping of the heart's beating. the old man died of heart failure.
ˈheartfelt adjective
sincere. heartfelt thanks.
ˌheart-to-ˈheart adjective
open and sincere, usually in private. I'm going to have a heart-to-heart talk with him.
noun
an open and sincere talk, usually in private. After our heart-to-heart I felt more cheerful.
ˈheart-warming adjective
causing a person to feel pleasure. It was heart-warming to see the happiness of the children.
at heart
really; basically. He seems rather stern but he is at heart a very kind man.
break someone's heart
to cause someone great sorrow. If you leave her, it'll break her heart.
by heart
from memory; by memorizing. The children know their multiplication tables by heart; Actors must learn their speeches (off) by heart.
from the bottom of one's heart
very sincerely. She thanked him from the bottom of her heart.
have a change of heart
to change a decision etc, usually to a better, kinder one. He's had a change of heart – he's going to help us after all.
have a heart!
show some pity!.
have at heart
to have a concern for or interest in. He has the interest of his workers at heart.
heart and soul
with all one's attention and energy. She devoted herself heart and soul to caring for her husband.
lose heart
to become discouraged.
not have the heart to
not to want or be unkind enough to (do something unpleasant). I don't have the heart to tell him that everyone laughed at his suggestions.
set one's heart on / have one's heart set on
to want very much. He had set his heart on winning the prize; He had his heart set on winning.
take heart
to become encouraged or more confident.
take to heart
1. to be made very sad or upset by. You mustn't take his unkind remarks to heart.
2. to pay attention to. He's taken my criticism to heart – his work has improved.
to one's heart's content
as much as one wants. She could play in the big garden to her heart's content.
with all one's heart
very willingly or sincerely. I hope with all my heart that you will be happy.

heart

قَلْب srdce hjerte Herz καρδιά corazón sydän cœur srce cuore 心臓 심장 hart hjerte serce coração сердце hjärta หัวใจ kalp trái tim 心脏

heart

n. corazón, órgano muscular cóncavo cuya función es mantener la circulación de la sangre;
___ soundsruidos cardíacos; congenital ___ diseaseanomalías congénitas del ___;
distant ___ soundsruidos cardíacos apagados;
enlarged ___cardiomegalia;
fetal ___ soundsruidos cardíacos fetales;
___ atriumaurícula cardíaca;
___ attackataque al ___;
___ blockbloqueo del ___;
___ block, atrioventricularbloqueo auriculoventricular, interrupción en el nódulo A-V;
___ block, bundle-branchbloqueo de rama;
___ block, interventricularbloqueo interventricular;
___ block, partialbloqueo parcial;
___ block, sinoatrialbloqueo senoauricular, interferencia completa o parcial del paso de impulsos del nódulo senoauricular;
___ catherizationcateterización o cateterismo cardíaco;
___ diseasecardiopatías;
___ failure, congestiveinsuficiencia cardíaca congestiva, colapso o fallo cardíaco;
___ failure, low outputdeficiencia en mantener un flujo sanguíneo adecuado;
___ failure, leftinsuficiencia ventricular izquierda, deficiencia en mantener un gasto normal del ventrículo izquierdo;
___ failure, right-sidedinsuficiencia del ventrículo derecho;
___ -healthycardiosaludable;
___ hypertrophyhipertrofia del ___;
___ murmursoplo cardíaco;
___ outputgasto cardíaco;
___ pacemakerestimulador cardíaco, marcapasos;
___ palpitationpalpitación cardíaca;
___ pump, nuclear poweredbomba del ___ de fuerza nuclear;
___ ratefrecuencia cardíaca;
___ reflexreflejo cardíaco;
___ scanescáner cardíaco;
___ shadow [as in x-ray]silueta cardíaca;
___ soundruido del ___;
___ specialistcardiólogo;
___ transplanttrasplante del ___;
___ valveválvula del ___;
hypertensive ___ diseasecardiopatía por hipertensión;
low ___ outputgasto bajo;
reduplication of ___ soundsdesdoblamiento de ruidos cardíacos.

heart

n corazón m
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