1.the locus of feelings and intuitions;

in your heart you know it is true

2.the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body;

he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

3.the courage to carry on;

he kept fighting on pure spunk

4.an area that is approximately central within some larger region;

it is in the center of town

5.the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

the gist of the prosecutor's argument

6.an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;

he had a change of heart

7.a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines;

he drew a heart and called it a valentine

8.a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal);

a five-pound beef heart will serve six

9.a positive feeling of liking;

he had trouble expressing the affection he felt

10. a playing card in the major suit of hearts;

he led the queen of hearts