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Heart

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(1):

(n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.

(2):

(v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.

(3):

(v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.

(4):

(n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.

(5):

(n.) That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, - used as a symbol or representative of the heart.

(6):

(n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.

(7):

(n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.

(8):

(n.) The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.

(9):

(n.) The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; - usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart.

(10):

(n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.

(11):

(n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Heart'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/h/heart.html. 1828.

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