(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. center, substance; kernel, pith, gist, core; breast; spirit, courage; sympathy, affection, understanding; nature, soul. See importance, middle, feeling, interior.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The pump in the circulatory system]
Syn. vital organ, vascular organ, blood pump, cardiac organ, artificial heart, pacemaker, ticker*, clock*; see also organ 2 .
2. [Feeling]
Syn. pity, response, sympathy, sensitivity; see emotion , feeling , pity 1 .
3. [The center]
Syn. core, middle, pith; see center 1 .
4. [The most important portion]
Syn. core, gist, quintessence, root; see essence 1 , soul 2 .
5. [Courage]
Syn. fortitude, gallantry, spirit; see courage 1 , mind 1 , soul 4 .
6. [The breast]
Syn. bosom, marrow, soul; see breast 3 .
after one's own heart,
Syn. suitable, pleasing, lovable; see pleasant 2 .
at heart,
Syn. basically, fundamentally, privately; see essentially , secretly .
break one's heart,
Syn. grieve, disappoint, pain; see hurt 1 .
by heart,
Syn. from memory, memorized, learned; see remembered .
change of heart,
Syn. change of mind, reversal, alteration; see change 2 .
do one's heart good,
Syn. please, make content, delight; see satisfy 1 .
eat one's heart out,
Syn. worry, regret, nurse one's troubles, fret, pine, grieve; see also brood 2 , worry 2 .
from the bottom of one's heart,
Syn. deeply, honestly, frankly; see sincerely .
have a heart,
Syn. be kind, empathize, take pity; see sympathize .
have one's heart in one's mouth,
Syn. be frightened, have anxiety, become nervous; see fear 1 .
have one's heart in the right place,
Syn. be well-intentioned, be well-meaning, be kind; see generous modif. 2 .
in one's heart of hearts,
Syn. fundamentally, basically, privately; see secretly .
lay to heart,
Syn. take into account, take to heart, believe; see consider 1 .
lose one's heart to,
Syn. love, cherish, adore; see fall in love at love .
near one's heart,
Syn. important, dear, cherished; see beloved .
set one's heart at rest,
Syn. calm, placate, soothe; see comfort .
set one's heart on,
Syn. long for, need, deSire; see want 1 .
take heart,
Syn. cheer up, be comforted, take courage; see encourage 2 .
take to heart,
7. [To consider seriously]
Syn. take seriously, lay to heart, take into account, believe; see consider 1 , 3 .
8. [To take offense]
Syn. take personally, be insulted, take the wrong way, take umbrage.
to one's heart's content,
Syn. as much as one likes, as long as one pleases, until satisfied, sufficiently; see enough 2 .
9. [To concern oneself with]
Syn. be affected by, feel deeply, trouble oneself, empathize, sympathize; see also feel 2 , understand 1 .
wear one's heart on one's sleeve,
Syn. show one's affections, reveal one's emotions, be open.
with all one's heart,
Syn. honestly, deeply, frankly; see sincerely .
with half a heart,
Syn. half-heartedly, apathetically, listlessly; see indifferent 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. blood-pumping organ muscle, *pump, *ticker.
angina drug used to widen blood vessels: nitroglycerin
artery, large: aorta
artery-repairing procedure: angioplasty, bypass
chest pain from lack of blood flow: angina pectoris
damage to heart muscle due to insufficient blood supply: heart attack, myocardial infarction
decreased blood flow to: ischemia
defect sign: murmur
device used to regulate heartbeat: pacemaker
drug used to strengthen heartbeat: digitalis
enlarged heart caused by strenuous exercise: athletic heart syndrome
fluttering or pounding beat: palpitation
inflammation: pericarditis
occluded arteries: atherosclerosis
out-of-control heart contractions: fibrillation
pertaining to: cardiac
pumping failure or weakening: congestive heart failure
rapid heartbeat: tachycardia
readout of electrical impulses: electrocardiogram (EKG)
rhythm disturbance: arrhythmia
stoppage: cardiac arrest
study of: cardiology
2. central core nucleus, pith, center, kernel, essence, crux, seat, hub.
3. emotions compassion, love, sympathy, feeling, passion, soul, humanity, sensitivity, affection, pity. ''The tabernacle of the human intellect.''—Moses Maimonides. ''The organ that sees better than the eye.''—Yiddish proverb. ''A free and fetterless thing—a wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing.''— Longfellow.
4. courage *guts, bravery, spirit, *spunk, valor, grit, nerve, backbone, mettle, fortitude.
ANT.: 2. periphery, outskirts, edge. 3. coldness, hatred, indifference. 4. cowardice, timidity
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The circulatory organ of the body: Slang: ticker. See BODY. 2. The seat of a person's innermost emotions and feelings: bosom, breast, soul. Idioms: bottom of one's heart, cockles of one's heart, one's heart of hearts. See FEELINGS. 3. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely: braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, daunt-lessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor. Informal: spunk, spunkiness. Slang: gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie. See FEAR. 4. The most central and material part: core, essence, gist, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, quintessence, root1, soul, spirit, stuff, substance. Law: gravamen. See BE. 5. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance: center, focus, headquarters, hub, seat. See EDGE. 6. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate: bottom, center, core, focus, hub, quick, root1. See START.

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