[hahr-tee] /ˈhɑr ti/
adjective, heartier, heartiest.
warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial:
a hearty welcome.
genuine; sincere; heartfelt:
hearty approval; hearty dislike.
completely devoted; wholehearted:
a hearty push; a hearty kick.
physically vigorous; strong and well:
hale and hearty.
substantial; abundant; nourishing:
a hearty meal.
enjoying or requiring abundant food:
a hearty appetite.
(of soil) fertile.
noun, plural hearties. Archaic.
a brave or good fellow, especially with reference to a shipmate.
adjective heartier, heartiest
warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour
vigorous and enthusiastic: a hearty slap on the back
sincere and heartfelt: hearty dislike
healthy and strong (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
substantial and nourishing
a comrade, esp a sailor
a vigorous sporting man: a rugby hearty
late 14c., “courageous; spirited, zealous;” also “loyal, faithful; sagacious, wise,” from heart + -y (2). Related: Heartiness.
see: hale and hearty
noun 1. a novel (1940) by Carson McCullers.
- Heart is set on
see: set one’s heart on
[hahrt-land, -luh nd] /ˈhɑrtˌlænd, -lənd/ noun 1. the part of a region considered essential to the viability and survival of the whole, especially a central area relatively invulnerable to attack and capable of economic and political self-sufficiency. 2. any central area, as of a state, nation, or continent: a vineyard in California’s heartland. /ˈhɑːtˌlænd/ noun […]
[hahrt-lis] /ˈhɑrt lɪs/ adjective 1. unfeeling; unkind; unsympathetic; harsh; cruel: heartless words; a heartless ruler. 2. Archaic. lacking courage or enthusiasm; spiritless; disheartened. /ˈhɑːtlɪs/ adjective 1. unkind or cruel; hard-hearted adj. Old English heortleas “dispirited, dejected;” see heart + -less. In Middle English with expanded senses “lacking in courage; foolish; listless; half-hearted; sluggish.” Sense of […]