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Noun: hearts  haa(r)ts
  1. A form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
    - Black Maria
Noun: heart  haa(r)t
  1. The hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly";
    - pump, ticker [informal]
  2. The locus of feelings and intuitions
    "in your heart you know it is true";
    - bosom
  3. The courage to carry on
    "you haven't got the heart for baseball";
    - mettle, nerve, spunk [informal]
  4. [Brit] An area that is approximately central within some larger region
    "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle";
    - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], middle, eye
  5. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the heart and soul of the Republican Party";
    - kernel, substance, core, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence, gist, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
  6. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind
    "he had a change of heart";
    - spirit
  7. A plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines
    "he drew a heart and called it a valentine"
  8. A firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
    "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
  9. A positive feeling of liking
    "the child won everyone's heart";
    - affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
  10. A playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
    "he led the queen of hearts"; "hearts were trumps"

Sounds like: heart, harts, h

Derived forms: heartses

Type of: area, bottle [Brit, informal], braveness, bravery, cognitive content, content, country, courage, courageousness, disposition, feeling, hunch, internal organ, intuition, long whist, mental object, organs, plane figure, playing card, short whist, suspicion, temperament, two-dimensional figure, variety meat, viscus, whist

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system, major suit

Encyclopedia: Hearts

Heart, Soul & a Voice