HyperDic: heart_and_soul

English > 2 senses of the expression heart and soul:
NOUNcognitionheart and soul, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
ADVERBallheart and soul, body and soulwith complete faith
English > heart and soul: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Example "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància
English > heart and soul: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith complete faith.
Example"she was with him heart and soul"
Synonymbody and soul

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