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  1. [noun] the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
    Synonyms: bosom

  2. [noun] the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
    Synonyms: pump, ticker

  3. [noun] the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
    Synonyms: mettle, nerve, spunk

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: center, centre, middle, eye

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

  6. [noun] an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"
    Synonyms: spirit

  7. [noun] 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"

  8. [noun] a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"

  9. [noun] a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"
    Synonyms: affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, warmedness

  10. [noun] a playing card in the major suit of hearts; "he led the queen of hearts"


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