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English definition of “heart”

heart

noun [C/U] (EMOTIONS)   /hɑrt/
the center of a person’s emotions , or the general character of someone: [C] He has a good/ kind heart (= is a kind and generous person ). [C] Our hearts were broken (= We were very sad ) at the news of the accident . [C] Homelessness is a subject close /near to her heart (= is important to her and is a subject she feels strongly about). [U] In his heart (= According to his true feelings ), he knew she was right . She can be abrupt with people at times , but at heart (= basically ) she’s a good person .
(Definition of heart noun (EMOTIONS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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