HyperDic: heartbeat

English > 3 senses of the word heartbeat:
NOUNeventheartbeat, pulse, pulsation, beatthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
timeheartbeat, blink of an eye, flash, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minutea very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
attributeheartbeatan animating or vital unifying force
heartbeat > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rtbiy.t
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English > heartbeat: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
Synonymspulse, pulsation, beat
NarrowerdiastoleThe widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
systoleThe contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
throb, throbbing, poundingAn instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishlatido, pulsación, pulso
Catalanbatec, bategada, palpitació
English > heartbeat: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).
Synonymsblink of an eye, flash, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
Broadermoment, mo, minute, second, bitAn indefinitely short time
Spanishinstante, momento, parpadeo, periquete, santiamén, segundo
Catalanflash, instant, pensament, segon, tres i no res
English > heartbeat: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningAn animating or vital unifying force.
Example"New York is the commercial heartbeat of America"
BroaderforceA powerful effect or influence

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