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heart  


      n  
1    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  
   Related adj       cardiac  
2    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    (of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part  
10    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   
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    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 (or 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 (and hope to die)!   I promise!  
21    eat one's heart out   to brood or pine with grief or longing  
22    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 (or 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 or 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 (or one's whole) heart   very willingly  
      vb  
42    intr   (of vegetables) to form a heart  
43       an archaic word for       hearten     (See also)        hearts  
     (Old English heorte; related to Old Norse hjarta, Gothic hairto, Old High German herza, Latin cor, Greek kardia, Old Irish cride)  


bleeding heart  
      n  
1    any of several plants of the genus Dicentra, esp. the widely cultivated Japanese species D. spectabilis, which has finely divided leaves and heart-shaped nodding pink flowers: family Fumariaceae  
2    Informal  
a    a person who is excessively softhearted  
b    (as modifier)  
a bleeding-heart liberal     
bullock's heart  
      n      another name for       custard apple       1, 2  
coronary heart disease  
      n   any heart disorder caused by disease of the coronary arteries  
Dead Heart  
      n   usually preceded by: the     (Austral)   the remote interior of Australia  
     (C20: from the title The Dead Heart of Australia (1906) by J. W. Gregory (1864--1932), British geologist)  
floating heart  
      n   any perennial aquatic freshwater plant of the genus Nymphoides, esp. N. lacunosum, having floating heart-shaped leaves: family Menyanthaceae  
heart attack  
      n   any sudden severe instance of abnormal heart functioning, esp. coronary thrombosis  
heart block  
      n   impaired conduction or blocking of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat, resulting in a lack of coordination between the beating of the atria and the ventricles,   (Also called)    Adams-Stokes syndrome, atrioventricular block  
heart cherry  
      n   a heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry  
heart failure  
      n  
1    a condition in which the heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood to the tissues, usually resulting in breathlessness, swollen ankles, etc.  
2    sudden and permanent cessation of the heartbeat, resulting in death  
heart-lung machine  
      n   a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery  
heart murmur  
      n   an abnormal sound heard through a stethoscope over the region of the heart  
heart-rending  
      adj   causing great mental pain and sorrow  
  heart-rendingly      adv  
heart-searching  
      n   examination of one's feelings or conscience  
heart starter  
      n     (Austral)  
slang   the first drink of the day  
heart-throb  
      n  
1    an object of infatuation  
2    a heart beat  
heart-to-heart  
      adj  
1    (esp. of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings  
      n  
2    an intimate conversation or discussion  
heart urchin  
      n   any echinoderm of the genus Echinocardium, having a heart-shaped body enclosed in a rigid spiny test: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)  
heart-warming  
      adj  
1    pleasing; gratifying  
2    emotionally moving  
heart-whole  
      adj  
Rare  
1    not in love  
2    sincere  
3    stout-hearted  
  heart-wholeness      n  
hole in the heart  
      n  
a    a defect of the heart in which there is an abnormal opening in any of the walls dividing the four heart chambers  
b    (as modifier)  
a hole-in-the-heart operation     
open-heart surgery  
      n   surgical repair of the heart during which the blood circulation is often maintained mechanically  
purple heart  
      n  
1    any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne  
2    the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees  
3    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   a heart-shaped purple tablet consisting mainly of amphetamine  
Purple Heart  
      n   a decoration awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for a wound incurred in action  
Sacred Heart  
      n     (R.C. Church)  
1    the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice  
2    a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion  
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exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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