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Heart appears in the following tongue twister:

  • A tree toad loved a she-toad,
    Who lived up in a tree.
    He was a three-toed tree toad,
    But a two-toed toad was she.
    The three-toed tree toad tried to win,
    The two-toed she-toad's heart,
    For the three-toed tree toad loved the ground,
    That the two-toed tree toad trod.
    But the three-toed tree toad tried in vain.
    He couldn't please her whim.
    From her tree toad bower,
    With her two-toed power,
    The she-toad vetoed him.

Heart appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Uphill jogging will tax pounding heart muscle very quickly; better to be lazy! (64 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun heart:

spoken English27.88%written English72.12% imaginative writing71.49%informational writing28.51%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun heart:


Heart is sometimes a misspelling of heat or hurt.

The word heart is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun heart

What does heart mean as a name of something?

Heart is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: hearts

  1. the locus of feelings and intuitions
    • example: in your heart you know it is true
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of heart: bosom
    • more generic words: hunch / intuition / suspicion = an impression that something might be the case
  2. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
  3. the courage to carry on
  4. an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  5. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  6. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
    • example: he had a change of heart
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of heart: spirit
    • more generic words: disposition / temperament = your usual mood
  7. a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines
    • example: he drew a heart and called it a valentine
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic terms: plane figure / two-dimensional figure = a two-dimensional shape
  8. a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
    • example: a five-pound beef heart will serve six
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: organs / variety meat = edible viscera of a butchered animal
  9. a positive feeling of liking
  10. a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
    • examples: he led the queen of hearts | hearts were trumps
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: playing card = one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
    • member of: major suit = a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

Alternative definition of the noun heart


  1. [anatomy] A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.
  2. [uncountable] Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.
  3. A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: ♥ or sometimes <3.
  4. A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
  5. The centre, essence, or core.

Definition of the verb heart

What does heart mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hearted | hearting | hearts

  1. [transitive, poetic or humorous] To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.
  2. [transitive, obsolete] To encourage.
  3. [transitive, masonry] To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.
  4. [intransitive, agriculture, botany] To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.


  1. "Heart": Jigar is a 1992 Bollywood martial arts action film directed by Farogh Siddique. It was inspired by the Hollywood blockbuster Bloodsport. Jigar was released in Diwali weekend and proved to be successful. It was Ajay Devgn's second success after Phool Aur Kaante.
  2. "Heart" is a 2006 Indonesian film directed by Hanny R Saputra and starring Nirina Zubir, Irwansyah and Acha Septriasa. The films soundtrack features the popular duet "My Heart" between Irwansyah and Acha Septriana, which won Best Song at the MTV Indonesia Movie Awards in 2006. Heart also won Most Favourite Movie and Most Favourite Heart Melting Moment at the awards show.
  3. "Heart" is a 1987 film directed by James Lemmo.
  4. "Heart" and Soul is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica and Duilio Coletti, based on Edmondo de Amicis' novel Heart. De Sica won the Silver Ribbon for Best Actor by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.
  5. "Heart" is a 1999 drama film directed by Charles McDougall.
  6. "Heart": The film, 'Heart' questions ourselves in realizing our essence and the meaning of life through abstract metaphors and symbols illustrated as a heart.
  7. "Heart" is a 2010 short comedy film written and directed by Mark Cogan.
  8. "HEART" is a short film, directed by Makoto Kobayashi and written by Makoto Kobayashi & Yasushi Hirano.
  9. "Heart" is a short film, directed by Andy Dungvu.
    • genre: Sports
    • released in (12 years ago)
  10. "Heart" is a 2013 short animated film directed by Huan Teng.
  11. "Heart" is a film.
    • also known as 심정, Affection
    • country: South Korea
    • genres: Romance Film, Melodrama


  1. Heart is a fictional character from the 2009 film Storm Warriors.
  2. Heart is the fictional character from the 1986 film Fist of the North Star.
  3. Heart is a fictional character from the 2005 film Ett litet hjärta.
  4. Heart is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mexican Gangster.
  5. Heart is a fictional character from the 2002 film Secondary High.

There are other characters with in their name, like Dark Heart and Holiday Heart.

Phrases with Heart

Phrases starting with the word Heart:

  1. heart pea
  2. Heart Crab
  3. heart line
  4. heart rate
  5. heart-leaf
  6. heart block
  7. heart valve
  8. heart-whole
  9. heart attack
  10. heart cherry
  11. heart murmur
  12. heart muscle

Phrases ending with the word Heart:

  1. at heart
  2. by heart
  3. To Heart
  4. Lose Heart
  5. take heart
  6. Amber Heart
  7. broken heart
  8. Have a Heart

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Heart

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Google previewA Study Guide for Carson McCullers's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (2015)

by Gale, Cengage Learning

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was met with almost universal critical acclaim when it was published. Many reviewers found it to be an incredibly polished work, and they were flabbergasted that such a book could be written by an author who ...

Google previewReady Reference Treatise: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (2015)

by Raja Sharma

Chapter One: Introduction “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers was first published in 1940. It was the author's debut novel. When the book was published, Caron McCullers was only twentythree-year old. The story revolves ...

Google previewYour Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (2016)

by Sunil Yapa

You R HEART IS A Muscle SUNIL YAPA You R HEART IS A MuscLE THE SIZE of A. Front Cover.

Google previewThe New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature (2011)

by Hugh Ruppersburg, John C. Inscoe

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is commonly treated as a comingof-age story by readers and critics alike. Many of the characters in the novel are grotesques, a term in southern literature ...

Google previewDiscover the Secret of True Love (2008)

by Consolatus C. Okorondu

Heart is the inner self that thinks, feels, and decides.” Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary states: “Heart is a hollow, muscular, contractile organ, the center of the circulatory system.” Jesus is referring to ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

HEART. again received by it from the veins (see CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD ): the vital, inner, or chief part of anything; the centre or interior; the seat of the affections and passions; disposition of mind; courage; spirit: V. to become close or ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

About Coronary Artery Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people over the age of 45 living in the United States. Each day, 4,100 Americans suffer a heart attack; while hundreds of thousands survive, they are left with a ...

Google previewA Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art: containing a concise explanation of the various terms used in veterinary medicine and surgery, etc (1817)

by James WHITE (Veterinary Surgeon.)

See Eye, Structure HEART. The heart is a powerful hollow muscle contained in the chest. From certain parts ofit the arteries arise, in others the veins terminate, and it is principally by its alternate contractions and expansions that the circulation ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

heart (hart) N. muscular, roughly cone-shaped organ that pumps blood throughout the body. Lying behind the sternum between the lungs, it is about the size of a closed fist, about 12 centimeters (5 inches) long, 8 centimeters (3 ...

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Quotes about Heart

Heart can, and
Heart will.
Heart lives, and
Heart dies.
Heart aches, then
Heart breaks.
Heart meets, then
Heart loves again. (Heather Schroer)
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Scrabble value of H4E1A1R1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of HEART

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