Heart-whole
Heart-whole Heart"-whole` (h[aum]rt"h[=o]l`), a. [See {Whole}.] 1. Having the heart or affections free; not in love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. With unbroken courage; undismayed. [1913 Webster]

3. Of a single and sincere heart; with unconditional commitment or unstinting devotion; as, heart-whole friendship. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: wholehearted. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

If he keeps heart-whole towards his Master. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • heart-whole — [härt′hōl΄] adj. 1. not in love; heart free 2. sincere; wholehearted 3. undismayed; courageous …   English World dictionary

  • heart-whole — adjective with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion heart whole friendship gave wholehearted support to her candidacy wholehearted commitment demonstrated his whole souled allegiance • Syn: ↑wholehearted, ↑whole souled …   Useful english dictionary

  • heart-whole — adjective Date: 1600 1. heart free 2. sincere, genuine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heart-whole — /ˈhat hoʊl/ (say haht hohl) adjective 1. having the heart untouched by love. 2. wholehearted; sincere …   Australian English dictionary

  • heart-whole — /hahrt hohl /, adj. 1. not in love. 2. wholehearted; sincere. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • heart´whole´ness — heart whole «HAHRT HOHL», adjective. 1. not in love; having the affections free: »Cupid hath clapped him o the shoulder, but I ll warrant him heart whole (Shakespeare). 2. hearty; sincere: »heart whole congratulations. –heart´whole´ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • with all your heart whole heart — with all your ˈheart/your whole ˈheart idiom completely • I hope with all my heart that things work out for you. Main entry: ↑heartidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heart — (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r. [root]277. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heart and hand — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heart and soul — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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