Heart vs Intoxication - What's the difference?

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Heart is a related term of intoxication.

As nouns the difference between heart and intoxication

is that heart is (anatomy) a muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion while intoxication is a poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.

As a verb heart

is (transitive|poetic|or|humorous) to be fond of often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.



(wikipedia heart)

Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)


  • (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.
  • (uncountable) Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.
  • The team lost, but they showed a lot of heart .
  • * {{quote-book, 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, chapter=The Tutor's Daughter, Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page=266 citation
  • , passage=In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.}}
  • * 2008 , "Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers," Quaker Action (magazine), vol. 89, no. 3, page 8:
  • "We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed," says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC's Immigrants' Voice Program in Des Moines.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 2 , author= , title=Wales 2-1 Montenegro , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The result still leaves Wales bottom of the group but in better heart for Tuesday night's trip to face England at Wembley, who are now outright leaders after their 3-0 win in Bulgaria.}}
  • * Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'' (, '' , 1943)
  • 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.
  • a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart
  • Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
  • * Milton
  • Eve, recovering heart , replied.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The expelled nations take heart , and when they fly from one country invade another.
  • Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
  • * Dryden
  • That the spent earth may gather heart again.
  • (obsolete)
  • * Shakespeare
  • I speak to thee, my heart .
  • A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: or sometimes <3.
  • * 1998 , Pat Cadigan, Tea From an Empty Cup , page 106:
  • "Aw. Thank you." The Cherub kissed the air between them and sent a small cluster of tiny red hearts at her.
  • A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 27 , author=Mike Henson , title=Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Norwich's attack centred on a front pair of Steve Morison and Grant Holt, but Younes Kaboul at the heart of the Tottenham defence dominated in the air.}}
  • * 1899 , , The Strong Arm , ch. 3:
  • At last she spoke in a low voice, hesitating slightly, nevertheless going with incisive directness into the very heart of the problem.

    Derived terms

    * artichoke heart * at heart * be still my heart * bleeding heart * break someone's heart * by heart * change of heart * cockles of the heart * * congestive heart failure * coronary heart disease * dishearten * eat one's heart out * from the bottom of one's heart * good-hearted * halfhearted * hard-hearted * have one's heart in the right place * heartache * heart attack * heartbeat * heart block * heartbreak * heartbreaker * heart-breaking * heartbroken * heartburn * heart disease * hearten * heart failure * heartfelt * heart-free * heart-healthy * heartland * heartless * heart-lung machine * heart pine * heartrending * heartsease * heartsick * heartsome * heartsore * heart-stopping * heartstring * heartthrob * heart-to-heart * heartwarming * heart-whole * heartwood * heartworm * hearty * heavy heart * home is where the heart is * lose heart * lose one's heart * open-heart/open-heart surgery * pour one's heart out * Purple Heart * put one's heart on one's sleeve * set one's heart on * single-hearted * sweetheart * take heart * the way to a man's heart is through his stomach * wholehearted


    (desc-top) * Japanese: (desc-mid) * Korean: (desc-bottom)


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, poetic, or, humorous) To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.
  • * 1905 , Capt. James, William Wordsworth (editor), Poems and Extracts ,
  • I heart to pray their bones may rest in peace
  • * 2001 April 6, Michael Baldwin, "The Heart Has Its Reasons", Commonweal
  • We're but the sum of all our terrors until we heart the dove.
  • * 2006 , Susan Reinhardt, Bulldog doesn't have to rely on the kindness of strangers to draw attention, Citizen-Times.com
  • I guess at this point we were supposed to feel elated she'd come to her senses and decided she hearts dogs after all.
  • * 2008 January 30, "Cheese in our time: Blur and Oasis to end feud with a Stilton", The Guardian (London)
  • The further we delve into this "story", the more convinced we become of one thing: We heart the Goss.
  • * 2008' July 25, "The Media '''Hearts Obama?", ''On The Media , National Public Radio
  • (obsolete) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My cause is hearted ; thine hath no less reason.
  • (masonry) To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.
  • (intransitive, agriculture, botany) To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.
  • Synonyms

    * (to be fond of) love, less than three






    (en noun)
  • A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.
  • He suffered acute intoxication from the combined effects of several drugs.
  • The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.
  • A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.