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Main Entry: heart
Pronunciation: primarystresshärt
Function: noun
1 a : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrates that expands and contracts to move blood through the arteries, veins, and capillaries b : a structure in an invertebrate that serves a purpose like that of the heart of a vertebrate
2 : the central or most important part <the heart of a forest> <the heart of the argument>
3 a : something resembling a heart in shape b : a playing card marked with red simplified patterns of hearts c plural : a card game whose object is to avoid taking tricks with hearts
4 a : human feelings : AFFECTION, KINDNESS <a ruler without heart> b : COURAGE, SPIRIT <take heart>
5 : PERSONALITY 2, disposition 3 <a cold heart>
- heart·ed /-schwad/ adjective
- by heart : by rote or from memory
- to heart : with deep concern
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