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English definition of “heart”

heart

noun [C or U] (EMOTIONS)    /hɑːt/ US  /hɑːrt/
B1 used to refer to a person's character, or the place within a person where feelings or emotions are considered to come from: She has a good heart (= she is a kind person). I love you, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart (= very sincerely). I love you with all my heart (= very much). He said he'd never marry but he had a change of heart (= his feelings changed) when he met her. Homelessness is a subject very close/dear to her heart (= is very important to her and she has strong feelings about it). He broke her heart (= made her very sad) when he left her for another woman. It breaks my heart (= makes me feel very sad) to see him so unhappy. They say he died of a broken heart (= because he was so sad).old-fashioned It does my heart good (= makes me very happy) to see those children so happy. His heart leaped (= he suddenly felt very excited and happy) when the phone rang.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisFeelings - general words
(Definition of heart noun (EMOTIONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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