Textual thesaurus for "heart"

(noun) spirit

an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

he had a change of heart

(noun) spunk, nerve, mettle

the courage to carry on

he kept fighting on pure spunk; you haven't got the heart for baseball

(noun) pump, ticker

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

(noun) bosom

the locus of feelings and intuitions

in your heart you know it is true; her story would melt your bosom

(noun) gist, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

(noun) philia, tenderness, fondness, affection, affectionateness, warmheartedness, warmness

a positive feeling of liking

he had trouble expressing the affection he felt; the child won everyone's heart; the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

(noun) eye, centre, center, middle

an area that is approximately central within some larger region

it is in the center of town; they ran forward into the heart of the struggle; they were in the eye of the storm