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Definizione monolingua e traduzione heart

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heart (third-person singular simple present hearts, present participle hearting, simple past and past participle hearted)

  1. (transitive, poetic or humorous) To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.
    • 1905, Capt. James, William Wordsworth (editor), Poems and Extracts, page 81
      I heart to pray their bones may rest in peace
    • 2001 April 6, Michael Baldwin, ""The Heart Has Its Reasons"", Commonweal
      Were but the sum of all our terrors until we heart the dove.
    • 2006, Susan Reinhardt, Bulldog doesnt have to rely on the kindness of strangers to draw attention, Citizen-Times.com
      I guess at this point we were supposed to feel elated shed come to her senses and decided she hearts dogs after all.
    • 2008 January 30, ""Cheese in our time: Blur and Oasis to end feud with a Stilton"", The Guardian (London)
      The further we delve into this ""story"", the more convinced we become of one thing: We heart the Goss.
    • 2008 July 25, ""The Media Hearts Obama?"", On The Media, National Public Radio
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To encourage.
  3. (transitive, masonry) To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.
  4. (intransitive, agriculture, botany) To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.

heart (countable and uncountable; plural hearts)

  1. (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.
    • 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, “The Tutors Daughter”, in Grahams American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion[1], page 266:
      In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.
  2. (uncountable) Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.
    The team lost, but they showed a lot of heart.
    • 2008, ""Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers,"" Quaker Action (magazine), vol. 89, no. 3, page 8:
      ""We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed,"" says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSCs Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
      The result still leaves Wales bottom of the group but in better heart for Tuesday nights trip to face England at Wembley, who are now outright leaders after their 3-0 win in Bulgaria.
    • Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. (Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943)
  3. A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: ♥ or sometimes <3.
    • 1998, Pat Cadigan, Tea From an Empty Cup, page 106:
      ""Aw. Thank you."" The Cherub kissed the air between them and sent a small cluster of tiny red hearts at her.
  4. A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
  5. The centre, essence, or core.
    Buddhists believe that suffering is right at the heart of all life.
    • 2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, BBC Sport:
      Norwichs attack centred on a front pair of Steve Morison and Grant Holt, but Younes Kaboul at the heart of the Tottenham defence dominated in the air.
    • 1899, Robert Barr, The Strong Arm, ch. 3:
      At last she spoke in a low voice, hesitating slightly, nevertheless going with incisive directness into the very heart of the problem.
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