Thursday, April 07, 2011
-The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system. -The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast. - The vital center and source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities. -The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs: an appeal from the heart; a subject dear to her heart. -The seat of the intellect or imagination: the worst atrocities the human heart could devise. -Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character: a man after my own heart. -One's prevailing mood or current inclination: We were light of heart. -Capacity for sympathy or generosity; compassion: a leader who seems to have no heart. -Love; affection: The child won my heart. -Courage; resolution; fortitude: The soldiers lost heart and retreated. -The firmness of will or the callousness required to carry out an unpleasant task or responsibility: hadn't the heart to send them away without food. -A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous: a dear heart. -The central or innermost physical part of a place or region: the heart of the financial district. See Synonyms at center. -The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable: hearts of palm. -The most important or essential part: get to the heart of the matter. -A conventional two-lobed representation of the heart, usually colored red or pink.
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