hearted
adjective Date: 13th century 1. having a heart especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination <
a fainthearted leader
>
<
a lighthearted wanderer
>
2. seated in the heart

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hearted — Heart ed, a. 1. Having a heart; having (such) a heart (regarded as the seat of the affections, disposition, or character). [1913 Webster] 2. Shaped like a heart; cordate. [R.] Landor. [1913 Webster] 3. Seated or laid up in the heart. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -hearted — UK [hɑː(r)tɪd] US [hɑrtəd] suffix used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing someone’s character or feelings kind hearted people Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym * * * hearted …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearted — [ hartəd ] suffix used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing someone s character or feelings: kind hearted people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hearted — now used only in combinations, meaning “at heart,” since c.1200, first attested in hard hearted; see HEART (Cf. heart). Related: heartedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • -hearted — [härt′id] 〚ME〛 combining form having a (specified kind of) heart [stouthearted] * * * …   Universalium

  • -hearted — [härt′id] [ME] combining form having a (specified kind of) heart [stouthearted] …   English World dictionary

  • -hearted — [[t] hɑ͟ː(r)tɪd[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED hearted combines with adjectives such as kind or cold to form adjectives which indicate that someone has a particular character or personality or is in a particular mood. They are now realising just how… …   English dictionary

  • -hearted — an adjective suffix meaning having a specified kind of heart: hard hearted; tender hearted …   Australian English dictionary

  • hearted — heartedly, adv. heartedness, n. /hahr tid/, adj. 1. having a specified kind of heart (now used only in combination): hardhearted; sad hearted. 2. fixed or present in the heart. [1175 1225; ME iherted. See Y , HEART, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • -hearted — UK [hɑː(r)tɪd] / US [hɑrtəd] suffix used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing someone s character or feelings kind hearted people …   English dictionary

  • hearted — heart•ed [[t]ˈhɑr tɪd[/t]] adj. having a specified kind of heart (used in combination): hardhearted; sad hearted[/ex] • Etymology: 1175–1225 …   From formal English to slang

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