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heart·beat

 (härt′bēt′)
n.
1.
a. A single complete pulsation of the heart.
b. The general nature of the heart's contractions or the rate at which they occur: the baby's heartbeat; a fast heartbeat.
2. A vital force or driving impulse: Broadway is the heartbeat of the New York City theater world.
3. An instant: I'll be there in a heartbeat.

heartbeat

(ˈhɑːtˌbiːt)
n
(Physiology) one complete pulsation of the heart. See diastole, systole

heart•beat

(ˈhɑrtˌbit)

n.
a pulsation of the heart, including one complete systole and diastole.
Idioms:
in a heartbeat, Informal. enthusiastically and without hesitation; in an instant.
[1840–50]

Heartbeat

 

See Also: AGITATION

  1. Chest chiming like a cathedral gone berserk —Jonathan Gash
  2. Feel his heart beating wildly inside his child’s body, like a bird in a frail cage —Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  3. Heart banged like a drum —Katherine Mansfield
  4. Heart beating like an African drum —Hugh Walpole
  5. (Mrs. Arkin’s) heart fluttered like a bird’s wing —Gloria Norris
  6. Heart jumping like a puppy —Anne Sexton
  7. Heart noisy as a crockcrow —Walter de la Mare

    See Also: NOISE

  8. Heart pulsing like a womb which has just given birth —Erica Jong
  9. Heart … running like a hamster on a wheel —Diane Ackerman
  10. Hearts … like muffled drums, are beating funeral marches to the grave —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. A heart that ran up and down within the cage of ribs like a restless panther —Leonard Casper
  12. Heart thumping like a June bug —Anne Sexton
  13. Heart thumping like an outboard —Richard Ford
  14. His heart … beat high and fast like the ticking of a watch under a pillow —Frank Swinnerton
  15. His heart began to give off tremendous explosions like a rifle —Eudora Welty
  16. His heart beating, fiercely, like a small clock —Celia Dale
  17. His heart flapped like a mass of furled banners —Bernard Malamud
  18. His heart fluttered like that of a small bird about to be stoned —Alice Walker
  19. My heart leaps forward like a hungry dog —Karl Shapiro
  20. My heart pounds away, confident as a clock —Denise Levertov
  21. My heart pounds down on itself like an anvil —Richard Ford
  22. My heart staggers like a drunk —George Garrett
  23. My heart was beating intolerably like a held bird —Reynolds Price
  24. The noise that his heart valve produced sounded like two mechanical mice making love in a spoon drawer —Tom Robbins
  25. Heart like a bass drum in her chest —Susan Richards Shreve
  26. Heart [of a skylark] … drumming like a motor —Ted Hughes
  27. (In his ears his) heart sounded like jungle drums —Mary Hedin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heartbeat - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heartheartbeat - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throbbing, pounding, throb - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
2.heartbeat - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)heartbeat - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
3.heartbeat - an animating or vital unifying force; "New York is the commercial heartbeat of America"
force - a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
Translations
دَقّات القَلْب
tep
hjerteslag
sydämensykesyke
धड़कन
szívverés
hjartsláttur
tep
srčni utrip
kalp atışı

heartbeat

[ˈhɑːtbiːt] N (gen) → latido m del corazón

heartbeat

[ˈhɑːrtbiːt] nbattement m de cœur

heartbeat

[ˈhɑːtˌbiːt] n (single) → pulsazione f; (rate) → battiti mpl del cuore

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·beat

n. latido del corazón, [rapid] palpitación;
ectopic ______ ectópico.

heartbeat

n latido del corazón
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He stopped beside her, feeling for her pulse and then listening for her heartbeats.
She had not yet listened patiently to his heartbeats, but only felt that her own was beating violently.
She lay back that white an' still she might easy be dead; but Miss Polly said she wa'n't dead--an' Miss Polly had oughter know, if any one would--she kept up such a listenin' an' a feelin' for her heartbeats an' her breath
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The study, conducted by Jane Aspell of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK and Lukas Heydrich of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is novel in that it shows that information about the internal state of the body - in this case, the heartbeat - can be used to change how people experience their own body and self.
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