Meaning of “heart” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /hɑːt/
Extra Examples
He has a serious heart condition.She had a heart transplant last year.Deaths from heart disease continue to rise every year.I felt my heart thumping in my chest.Her heart was beating very fast.

A2 the organ inside your chest that sends blood around your body:

Isabel's heart was beating fast.
CENTRE [ no plural ]

the centre of something:

Her office is in the heart of Tokyo.
the heart of sth

B1 the most important part of something:

We need to get to the heart of the matter.

B1 someone's deepest feelings and true character:

She has a kind heart.

a shape that is used to mean love


playing cards with red, heart shapes on them

at heart

used to say what someone is really like:

I'm just a kid at heart.
in your heart

used to say what you really think:

In his heart he felt they were wrong.
with all your heart

used to say that you feel something very strongly:

I thank you with all my heart.
not have the heart to do sth

to decide not to do something that would make someone unhappy

learn/know, etc sth by heart

B2 to be able to remember all of something

(Definition of “heart” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)