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heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (human organ)  (anatomia)cuore nm
 He was so nervous that he could hear his heart beating.
 Era così nervoso che riusciva a sentire il suo cuore che batteva.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (centre of feelings)  (figurativo)cuore nm
 In his heart, he knew that she would stay loyal.
 In cuor suo sapeva che lei sarebbe rimasta fedele.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (centre of a place)  (figurativo, centro)cuore nm
 The heart of the city is alive with bars and restaurants.
 Il cuore della città pullula di bar e ristoranti.
 
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heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal organ)  (di animale da macello)cuore nm
 Some people eat pig hearts.
 Alcuni mangiano il cuore del maiale.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (courage)  (figurativo, passione)cuore nm
  coraggio nm
  entusiasmo nm
 The basketball player wasn't the tallest, but he played with a lot of heart.
 Il giocatore di basket non era il più alto, ma giocava col cuore.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lettuce, cabbage)  (parte centrale di una pianta)cuore nm
 The hearts of Bibb lettuce are delicious with a vinaigrette.
 Il cuore della lattuga è delizioso con una vinaigrette.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (feelings, sympathy)  (istinto, emozioni)cuore nm
 While my head says I should stay, my heart tells me to go.
 Mentre la mia testa mi dice che dovrei restare il mio cuore mi dice di andare.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (innermost part of sthg)  (parte più interna di un frutto, ortaggio)cuore nm
  nocciolo nm
 There are seeds at the heart of this fruit.
 Ci sono i semi nel cuore di questo frutto.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (core)  (idiomatica)in fondo avv
 At heart, the issue is quite simple. It is an argument over money.
 In fondo, la questione è abbastanza semplice, è un problema di soldi.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (breast, bosom)  (seno)petto nm
 The mother drew her children to her heart.
 La mamma ha stretto i suoi bambini al petto.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person)  (persona)cuore nm
   (persona)animo nm
 She was a noble heart. ?
 Era un cuore nobile.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shape)  (forma convenzionale del cuore)cuore nm
 The child drew a heart and coloured it red.
 Il bambino ha disegnato un cuore e lo ha colorato di rosso.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cards)  (gioco delle carte, uno dei semi)cuori nmpl
 She held three hearts and two diamonds in her poker hand.
 Aveva tre cuori e due quadri nella giocata di poker.
heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (botany: tree core)  (centro)cuore nm
  essenza nf
 Many sailing ships were made from heart of oak.
 Molti velieri erano fatti con il cuore delle quercie.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
aching heart cuore in pena
affair of the heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (love affair, romantic involvement)affare di cuore
 Romance novels describe affairs of the heart.
artichoke heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (edible part of globe artichoke)cuore di carciofo
artificial heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (medical device: replacement for the heart)cuore artificiale nm
 He has an artificial heart while he is waiting for a transplant.
at heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (deep down, by one's true nature)nel cuore
  a cuore
  in fondo
 She's always been an animal lover at heart.
 I have your best interests at heart.
at heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in consideration)a cuore
 I have your best interests at heart.
 Mi stanno a cuore i tuoi interessi.
at the heart of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (at the centre of)alle origini di
  alla base di
 At the heart of the financial crisis there was a lot of greed.
beating heart cuore che batte
big heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (kind, generous nature)di gran cuore, di buon cuore
 The children love him because he has such a big heart.
 Quel pompiere è di gran cuore, rischia ogni giorno la propria vita.
bleeding heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, pejorative (liberal, humanitarian)buonista nm
 Some bleeding heart will come and tell you you can't do that.
 I buonisti non riescono a vedere al di là del loro naso.
   (figurato)anima bella nf
 Detesto le anime belle che ragionano per principi senza tenere conto della realtà.
bleeding heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flowering plant: dicentra)cuore di Maria nm
 The red flowers of bleeding heart brighten my garden in spring.
 La Dicentra spectabilis è nota in Italia anche con il nome di cuore di Maria.
break [sb]'s heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (end relationship)spezzare il cuore vtr
 That boy will only break your heart.
 Quel ragazzo ti spezzerà il cuore.
break your heart v (cause you great sorrow)spezzare il cuore vtr
 That boy will only break your heart.
 It breaks my heart to hear you are quitting.
 Il suo abbandono le ha spezzato il cuore.
broken heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (grief at end of romance)cuore spezzato nm
by heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from memory)a memoria avv
 I learnt the sonnet by heart.
 Quella poesia la conosco a memoria.
change of heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reversal of an attitude or feeling)cambiamento di atteggiamento nm
 Now that I've gotten to know my boss better, I've had a change of heart about him.
 I wasn't going to let you go on holiday, but because of your hard work I've had a change of heart.
 Ho avuto un cambiamento di atteggiamento nei sui confronti.
close to your heart adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cherished by you)  (idiomatico)stare a cuore vi
 It's a subject that's close to my heart.
 È un argomento che mi sta molto a cuore.
cold heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lack of compassion)cuore di pietra nm
 She had a cold heart and nothing I could say or do would melt it.
 Se proprio insensibile, hai un cuore di pietra.
  cuore di giaccio nm
 Considerando come lo ha trattato direi proprio che lei ha un cuore di ghiaccio.
congenital heart disease nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (birth defect of the heart)malformazione cardiaca congenita nf
 The parents were devastated when congenital heart disease was found to be the cause of their newborn's weakness.
   (medicina)vizio cardiaco congenito
 Un vizio cardiaco neonatale consiste nella malformazione del cuore e dei vasi principali.
congestive heart failure insufficienza cardiaca congestizia
coronary heart disease cardiopatia coronarica
cross my heart and hope to die interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" infantile (I promise, I swear)  (familiare)giurin giuretto inter
cry one's heart out v figurative (weep bitterly)piangere a fiumi
cut to the heart ferire al cuore
deep down in his heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (his conscience)in fondo al cuore avv
 The governor said the affair was not immoral, but deep down in his heart, he knew it was wrong.
 Fu costretto ad accusarlo, ma in fondo al cuore sapeva che era innocente.
  nel profondo del suo cuore avv
 Ha accettato la proposta ma nel profondo del suo cuore non è affatto d'accordo.
eat your heart out interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (be envious of my achievement)roditi il fegato inter
  crepa inter
faint-of-heart debole di cuore agg
faint-of-heart poco coraggioso agg
from the heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (sincerely)dal cuore avv
 An inexpensive gift from the heart is worth more than diamonds or gold.
 When he began to cry, we knew that his apology was truly from the heart.
 Un piccolo regalo che viene dal cuore vale più di oro o diamanti.
from your heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with sincerity)dal cuore, con tutto il cuore avv
 Don't say you're sorry just because I told you to; say it from your heart.
 Say it like you actually mean it, from your heart.
 Non dire che ti dispiace solo perché te l'ho chiesto io, devi sentirlo dal cuore.
good heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (kind or generous nature)cuore buono nm
great heart gran cuore
hard heart cuore duro; insensibile
hard-heart dal cuore duro, crudele
hardness of heart durezza di cuore
have a change of heart viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (go against one's previous decision)cambiare idea vtr
 She's had a change of heart and is inviting her sister after all.
 Ha cambiato idea e alla fine ha deciso di invitare sua sorella.
have a heart v informal, figurative (be compassionate)avere un cuore vtr
have a heart interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (be more compassionate)abbi compassione inter
have a heart attack v (suffer cardiac arrest)avere un attacco di cuore vtr
heart and soul advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with all one's being)anima e corpo, con tutto sé stesso avv
heart attack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cardiac arrest, heart failure)infarto nm
   (medicina)infarto miocardico, infarto del miocardio nm
   (colloquiale)attacco di cuore nm
 La nonna raccontava alla sua amica di quando il vicino aveva avuto un attacco di cuore.
heart block nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cardiac disorder)  (cardiologia)aritmia nf
heart condition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cardiac disorder)problemi cardiaci nmpl
 Il nostro vicino soffre da tempo di problemi cardiaci, ma si mantiene in forma con un'alimentazione sana ed esercizio fisico.
heart disease nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cardiac illness)cardiopatia nf
 Heart disease is a serious health problem in the modern Western world.
 Soffre di una rara forma di cardiopatia.
  malattia cardiaca nf
 Oggigiorno le malattie cardiache sono un grosso problema nel mondo occidentale.
heart failure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heart attack, cardiac arrest)arresto cardiaco nm
 He died of heart failure at the young age of 32.
 Because he was heavy, he was at risk for heart failure.
 La notizia del calciatore colto da arresto cardiaco mentre era in campo ha fatto scalpore.
heart liver cuore fegato
heart murmur soffio al cuore
heart of (heart of the matter)  (sostanza)merito di nm
heart of gold nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (kind and generous nature)  (figurato)cuore d'oro nm
 He may seem surly at first, but he really has a heart of gold.
 All'apparenza può sembrare scontroso, ma in realtà ha davvero un cuore d'oro.
heart of hearts profondo del cuore
heart of [sth] cuore di qcs
heart of [sth] nocciolo di qcs, punto centrale di qcs
heart of stone nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lack of compassion)  (figurato)cuore di pietra nm
 You would need a heart of stone to see those starving children and not feel compassion.
 Bisognerebbe avere il cuore di pietra per vedere quei bambini affamati e non provare compassione.
heart out con tutto il cuore; disperatamente
heart patient nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] being treated for cardiac problems)paziente cardiopatico, cardiopatico nm
 E' importante che un cardiopatico svolga attività fisica.
heart pendant   (gioielli)cuoricino nm
heart pine pino palustre
heart rate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rhythm of the heart)battito cardiaco nm
 Your heart rate increases when you exercise.
   (cardiache)pulsazioni nfpl
heart shape nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (symbol: decorative, romantic)  (simbolo)cuore, cuoricino nm
  simbolo del cuore nm
heart surgery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (operation to treat cardiac problems)operazione cardiaca nf
Nota: Operation to repair the heart
 HIs only hope to survive was heart surgery.
 La sua unica speranza di sopravvivenza era in un'operazione cardiaca.
  intervento cardiaco nm
heart transplant nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (surgery to replace a patient's heart)trapianto di cuore, trapianto cardiaco nm
heart trouble nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cardiac condition)disturbo cardiaco nm
heart wall struttura che forma la parte centrale di una diga
heart-blood vitale
heart-free che ha il cuore libero
heart-lung machine circuito veno-arterio-cardio-polmonare
heart-rending straziante
heart-shaped a forma di cuore
heart-sick pieno di tristezza
heart-to-heart schietto, sincero
heart-to-heart talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sincere and frank discussion)  (figurato: parlare sinceramente)a cuore aperto avv
 You need to have a heart-to-heart talk with your son, or he'll soon be in trouble with the police.
 Devi parlare a cuore aperto con tuo figlio, o prima o poi si troverà nei guai con la polizia.
heart's desire desiderio; sogno
heart's-ease in pace con sé stesso
heavy heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (feeling of great sadness or regret)con la morte nel cuore avv
 She had a heavy heart as she stepped to the podium to deliver her best friend's eulogy.
 Con la morte nel cuore si avvicinò alla bara per dare l'ultimo saluto al defunto.
  cuore pesante nm
 Si avviò sul palco con il cuore pesante per leggere l'elogio funebre del suo migliore amico.
in the heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (in the central part)  (in centro)nel cuore di prep
 The hotel we are staying at is in the heart of the old city.
 Abbiamo trovato un albergo comodo e delizioso nel cuore della città vecchia.
ischemic heart disease
US: ischaemic heart disease
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(common form of heart disease)cardiopatia ischemica nf
 Ischaemic heart disease, or coronary artery disease, can eventually lead to a heart attack if not treated.
know by heart vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have memorized)sapere a memoria
know by heart vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (be completely familiar with)conoscere perfettamente
large heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (generous nature)cuore grande nm
learn by heart vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (memorize)imparare a memoria vtr
 When I was a child, I learned my times-tables by heart.
 Da bambino ho imparato le tabelline a memoria.
left heart parte sinistra del cuore
lie at the heart stare a cuore
light heart cuor leggero
lonely heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] seeking romance)  (figurato)cuore solitario nm
lonely heart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (classified personal advertisement)  (inserzioni)cuori solitari nmpl
lose heart scoraggiarsi v
mechanical heart cuore artificiale
not for the faint of heart adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (shocking, frightening, or intense)non per i deboli di cuore agg
of heart di cuore
open heart cuore aperto (con generosità)
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