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Crux vs. Heart

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Cruxnoun

The basic, central, or essential point or feature.

‘The crux of her argument was that the roadways needed repair before anything else could be accomplished.’;

Heartnoun

(anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.

Cruxnoun

The critical or transitional moment or issue, a turning point.

Heartnoun

(uncountable) Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.

‘The team lost, but they showed a lot of heart.’;

Cruxnoun

A puzzle or difficulty.

Heartnoun

The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, etc.; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; usually in a good sense; personality.

‘a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart’;

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Cruxnoun

(climbing) The hardest point of a climb.

Heartnoun

Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.

Cruxnoun

(heraldry) A cross on a coat of arms.

Heartnoun

Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.

Cruxnoun

Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain.

‘The perpetual crux of New Testament chronologists.’;

Heartnoun

(archaic) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.

‘Listen, dear heart, we must go now.’;

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Cruxnoun

a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

Heartnoun

Personality, disposition.

‘a cold heart’;

Cruxnoun

the most important point

Heartnoun

(figurative) A wight or being.

Crux

Crux () is a constellation centred on four stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations as its hallmark (asterism) stars each have an apparent visual magnitude brighter than +2.8, even though it is the smallest of all 88 modern constellations.

Heartnoun

A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: ♥ or sometimes <3.

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Heartnoun

A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.

Heartnoun

(cartomancy) The twenty-fourth Lenormand card.

Heartnoun

The centre, essence, or core.

‘The wood at the heart of a tree is the oldest.’; ‘Buddhists believe that suffering is right at the heart of all life.’;

Heartverb

To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.

Heartverb

To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to be devoted.

Heartverb

To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.

Heartverb

To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.

Heartnoun

A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.

‘Why does my blood thus muster to my heart!’;

Heartnoun

The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; - usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart.

‘Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain.’;

Heartnoun

The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.

‘Exploits done in the heart of France.’; ‘Peace subsisting at the heartOf endless agitation.’;

Heartnoun

Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.

‘Eve, recovering heart, replied.’; ‘The expelled nations take heart, and when they fly from one country invade another.’;

Heartnoun

Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.

‘That the spent earth may gather heart again.’;

Heartnoun

That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, - used as a symbol or representative of the heart.

Heartnoun

One of the suits of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.

Heartnoun

Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.

‘And then show you the heart of my message.’;

Heartnoun

A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.

Heartverb

To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.

‘My cause is hearted; thine hath no less reason.’;

Heartverb

To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.

Heartnoun

the locus of feelings and intuitions;

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

Heartnoun

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’;

Heartnoun

the courage to carry on;

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

Heartnoun

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’;

Heartnoun

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’;

Heartnoun

an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;

‘he had a change of heart’;

Heartnoun

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’;

Heartnoun

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

‘a five-pound beef heart will serve six’;

Heartnoun

a positive feeling of liking;

‘he had trouble expressing the affection he felt’; ‘the child won everyone's heart’;

Heartnoun

a playing card in the major suit of hearts;

‘he led the queen of hearts’;

Heartnoun

a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. In vertebrates there may be up to four chambers (as in humans), with two atria and two ventricles.

Heartnoun

the region of the chest above the heart

‘holding hand on heart for the Pledge of Allegiance’;

Heartnoun

the heart regarded as the centre of a person's thoughts and emotions, especially love or compassion

‘he has no heart’; ‘he poured out his heart to me’; ‘hardening his heart, he ignored her entreaties’;

Heartnoun

one's mood or feeling

‘they had a change of heart’; ‘they found him well and in good heart’;

Heartnoun

courage or enthusiasm

‘they may lose heart as the work mounts up’; ‘Mary took heart from the encouragement handed out’;

Heartnoun

the central or innermost part of something

‘right in the heart of the city’;

Heartnoun

the vital part or essence

‘the heart of the matter’;

Heartnoun

the close compact head of a cabbage or lettuce.

Heartnoun

a conventional representation of a heart with two equal curves meeting at a point at the bottom and a cusp at the top.

Heartnoun

one of the four suits in a conventional pack of playing cards, denoted by a red heart-shaped figure.

Heartnoun

a card of the suit of hearts.

Heartnoun

a card game similar to whist, in which players attempt to avoid taking tricks containing a card of the suit of hearts.

Heartnoun

the condition of agricultural land as regards fertility

‘a well-maintained farm in good heart’;

Heartverb

like very much; love

‘I totally heart this song’;

Heart

The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The pumped blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body, while carrying metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide to the lungs.

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