A very kind and good nature, as in Bill is very generous; he has a heart of gold. This expression alludes to gold in the sense of “something valued for its goodness.” [ Late 1500s ]
noun 1. the stripped terminal bud of a cabbage palm, especially of the genus Euterpe, eaten in salads or as a vegetable.
- Heart of stone
A very cold and unfeeling nature, as in You’ll get no sympathy from her; she has a heart of stone. This idea dates from ancient times and in English appeared in the Bible (Job 41:24). [ Early 1600s ]
- Heart of the matter
see: crux of the matter
noun, Heraldry. 1. . noun, Heraldry. 1. the central point of an escutcheon.
noun 1. the number of heartbeats per minute. heart rate n. Abbr. HR The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute. heart rate The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.