Word of the Day: Heart

Word of the Day: Heart

 

Heart/heart

  1. NOUN: a vital organ that acts as a pump by maintaining blood flow through arteries and veins when the surrounding muscles expand and contract

The human heart pumps oxygen to the brain, by beating 100,000 times each day.

 

  1. NOUN: the center of one’s feelings or spirituality

“The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return.” -Marie Edgeworth (1768-1849)

 

  1. NOUN: the core or most essential part of something

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir (1838-1914)

 

  1. NOUN: the inner most vital part of a leaf, plant, tree or vegetable

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives every upwards when it is most burdened.” – Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

 

  1. NOUN: a playing card with a stylized figure or one of four suits in a full deck

The Queen of Hearts

She made some tarts,

All on a summer’s day;

The Knave of Hearts

He stole those tarts,

And took them clean away.

-From the Poem based on playing cards, “Queen of Hearts” written by: Anonymous

 

  1. NOUN: a metaphorical object that is in the specific geometric shape or outline

“Hallmark first introduced the heart shape on a Valentine’s Day Card in 1913.”