heart-shaped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj heart-shaped (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
    • a heart-shaped härt"shāpt` Having the shape of a heart; cordate; -- of a leaf shape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Heart-shaped shaped like the human heart
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Quotations

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heorte; Dut. hart, Ger. herz; cog. with L. cor, cordis, Gr. kardia.

Usage

In literature:

It was also very remarkable that all the leaves which Rettel took into her hands were shaped like hearts.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Bake in small heart-shaped individual tins.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
The face was almost heart-shaped, terminating below in a little chin which was delicately divided by a single dimple.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
His own dire vesture took a shape as fair As gentle bridegroom's heart could wish to wear.
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
Leaves heart-shape 3a, in =LEGUMINOSAE=, p. 58.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
The vineyards are laboured by the broad heart-shaped hoe.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The longer he looked at this point, the more it gained the shape of a heart, and the more brightly it reddened.
"Specimens of German Romance; Vol. II. Master Flea" by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
NOW, boys and girls, I have here a stone, which because of its peculiar shape reminds me of the human heart.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
And whose countenance is thus shaped, he bears with a sharp spirit a hard heart in his bosom and his nature inclines to severity.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
Its large heart-shaped leaves are tinted with bronze and maroon.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
We went down the steps to tiffin, and a half-formed resolve was shaping itself in my heart the while.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
But really, you know, you do look like a Dresden shepherdess with your heart-shaped face and slanting eyes.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
The soft glimmer of early dawn stole through the heart-shaped opening in the shutters of their little room.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
On the tree-trunks, walls, and palings grew a great quantity of climbing Pothos plants, with large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
The shape of the heart is conical, with the apex or point downward and in front.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
It was a heart-shaped ring cleft in the centre.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Its fruit has a stone shaped somewhat like the human heart.
"The Islands of Magic" by Elsie Spicer Eells
The bases of the leaves are generally heart shaped and the apex pointed or blunt.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The large, roundish, heart-shaped leaves are arranged alternately in two rows along the straight downy shoots.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
A heart-shaped shield swung from the pommel of his saddle.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

O thou sculptor, painter, poet!
Take this lesson to thy heart:
That is best which lieth nearest;
Shape from that thy work of art.
"By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"So much to do for all our kind,
To widen love, to lighten pain,
To move the heart, to shape the mind,
And stand upon a nobler plane.
"Life's Little Day" by Alexander Anderson
And he seems to see, in the lowering sky,
The shape of a flaming sword;
Whereon he reads, with a sinking heart,
The anger of the Lord.
"King Cotton" by Horatio Alger Jr
Then why should I touch her heart's sweet chords
In my poet's mood, and try
To shape to the music of earthly words
Their tender melody?
"Lucy" by Alexander Anderson
And so, if I be shaped to sing
What kindly hearts are pleased to hear,
And blissful were did Nature bring
A rush of music all the year;
"The Silent Muse" by Alfred Austin
With thrilling heart her gaze I knew,
In other moons her bosom gleamed
And all the golden planet seemed
To shadow forth her shape and hue.
"The Butterfly" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

4 sheets (20-inch squares) parchment paper, each cut into a heart shape.
And for our video by Doug MacCash, he demonstrates the classic technique using parchment paper cut in a heart shape, but it also works with other ways to enclose the food.
Woke up on Saturday, September 1, to find several planters destroyed and a heart shaped iron rod planter missing from our yard.
Pimientos are large, sweet, heart-shaped peppers that are typically used for canning.
Candice Slate, Children's Outreach Coordinator for Hospice of the Upstate smiles after Abby Cartee, 7, and Bradley Blanton, 7, gave her a heart shaped puffy sticker on her forehead.
Leah McLennan spends two nights sampling the array of relaxation options on offer at Sir Richard Branson's heart-shaped Australian getaway.
Gifts from the heart, and especially gifts shaped like hearts, are plentiful for Valentine's Day.
Heart-shaped Spud Click to enlarge.
It will thrive in a well-lighted room, producing decorative vinelike stems covered with red-tinted, heart-shaped leaves.
For Heart Risk, No Telltale Body Shape.
PATTI SAPONE/THE STAR-LEDGER Sticky toffee pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and heart-shaped strawberries is a sweet way to end a Valentine's Day meal at Ana Beall's Tea Room in Westfield.
505 and a Heart Shape.
Start with the eyes by painting them in flower shapes with a heart shape behind them for a retro look.
Heart-Shaped Garlic Toast With Red Pepper Spread.
Slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony's mouth was covered with silver duct tape that had been adorned with a heart-shaped sticker, according to reports released Wednesday.
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In science:

Thus a bifurcation appears for some intermediate time τ0 , where one interval splits into two intervals, creating a “heart-like” shape with a cusp at the origin.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
The shape of heartbeat cycles in ECG data can be used to diagnose the heart condition of a patient (Koski, 1996; Hughes et al. 2003).
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
For example, Figure 4(b) shows the typical shape of normal heartbeats, whereas Figure 4(c) is taken from a heart experiencing a premature ventricular contraction.
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
However, even among heartbeat recordings for the same heart condition from the same individual, there is a signi(cid:12)cant variability in terms of shape and length.
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
At the heart of their results, there is Greene’s theorem on the relation between increasing and decreasing subsequences in permutations and the shape of the tableaux which are obtained by the Robinson–Schensted correspondence.
Growth diagrams, and increasing and decreasing chains in fillings of Ferrers shapes
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